The Los Angeles Lakers ran defending champions Golden State out of the NBA playoffs in dominant style on Friday, beating the Warriors 122-101 to advance to the Western Conference finals.
LeBron James delivered a masterful 30-point performance as the Lakers won the semi-final series four games to two and booked a clash with Nikola Jokic and the top-seeded Denver Nuggets for a place in the NBA Finals.
James added nine rebounds and nine assists in a sensational performance.
“It’s going to be a great series,” James told broadcaster ESPN. “They’ve been the number one seed in the West all season long. We give them a lot of respect.”
Teammate Anthony Davis said: “We want to shock the world … Me and Bron want another one, now it’s time to go get it.”
“We know what we’re capable of as a team. Where we wanna go. We’ve think we’ve got enough…