When discussing Wednesday’s play-in game against the Golden State Warriors, LA Lakers forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis appeared confident.
Lakers players discussed the playoffs and the play-in tournament during postgame interviews.
“I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CHALLENGE,”
James said in his interview.
“IT’S ANOTHER CHALLENGE IN THE POSTSEASON AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.”
“WE FEEL GOOD,”
“WE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT OUR TEAM.”
As a result of their victory, the LA Lakers finished the season with a 42-30 record, good enough for seventh place in the Western Conference. The Lakers are also 42-30, but Portland owns the tie-breaker.
The Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets to become the No. 6 overall seed and advance to the first round of the playoffs automatically.
Also discussing Stephen Curry were LeBron James and Anthony Davis, along with Lakers coach Frank Vogel, about how they will contain him in order to make the playoffs.
“THE MVP OF OUR LEAGUE THIS YEAR,”
James said about Curry.
“HE CREATES PROBLEMS FOR EVERY TEAM. IT’S A CHALLENGE FOR EVERYONE. HE’S THE HEAD OF THE SNAKE,” DAVIS EXPLAINED.
With 31.8 points-per-game average, Steph Curry won his second scoring title in his career.
It set up a confrontation between the LA Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, where he scored 46 points against the Memphis Grizzlies.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS LEBRON JAMES STATUS
In the two games LeBron James played at the end of the regular season, he looked as spry as ever, despite questions surrounding his health.
In addition to his sensational game against Indiana last Saturday, LeBron James also put up 25 points and six assists in 27 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.
In response to a question about an ankle injury he may have sustained during Sunday’s game, LeBron James said:
If the Los Angeles Lakers lose to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, they will face the winner of the Memphis Grizzlies-San Antonio Spurs match for the eighth seed.
In best-of-7 series, the No. 7 seed will face the Phoenix Suns, whereas the No. 8 seed will battle the Utah Jazz.