Lakers Advance to the Western Conference Finals!


Alex Sarkesian, reporter

On Friday May 12th the Lakers beat the Warriors 122-101 to finish the Series 4-2 and advanced to the Western Conference Finals.

The game started out with the Lakers getting an early 17 point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Lebron James completely controlled the pace of the play with 30 points and 9 assists, while Anthony Davis also dominated with 17 points and 20 rebounds.

The Golden State Warriors were NBA champions last year so for the Lakers to beat them shows that they have a good chance to make it to the finals and possibly win. The 7 seeded Lakers will now face the Denver Nuggets in the Western Finals then, whoever wins will make it to the NBA Championship.

West Student, and Basketball Fan Campbell Nicholson says ”I think the Warriors should have won and the Lakers don’t deserve to win and I also think that they won’t stand a chance in the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets.”

I personally think that the Warriors should have won but, I do think the Lakers played well and they deserve the win. Whether you like it or not, the Lakers advanced to the West Conference Finals and we will see if they can beat the Denver Nuggets. 

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