The Los Angeles Lakers comprehensively outplayed the Golden State Warriors in game three of their semi-final playoff series on Sunday AEST, cruising towards a 127-97 victory in California.
After a slow start, the Lakers dominated proceedings in the final three quarters to take a 2-1 lead in the seven-game playoff series.
The defending champion Warriors, who committed 19 turnovers, had no answer for Anthony Davis, who was a standout for the Lakers with a game-high 25 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks plus three steals in 33 minutes. He made 7-of-10 shots from the floor and 11-of-12 from the free throw line.
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“I wanted to get back to that dominant performance I do defensively,” Davis said after the final siren.