The Los Angeles Lakers took Sport 3 of their Western Convention Semifinal sequence in opposition to the Golden State Warriors. Regardless of the defending champions racing out to an 11-point lead within the second quarter, the Lakers rode a 30-8 run within the body to a nine-point halftime lead. That cushion grew and grew throughout the second half, and by the point issues got here to an finish, L.A. went up, 2-1, due to a 127-97 win.
As has been the case in each Lakers wins, L.A.’s physicality and want to assault the rim led to a complete lot of free throws. After the sport, Draymond Green cited this as the principle cause why the Warriors misplaced their grip on the sport within the second quarter.
“They recreation stopped,” Inexperienced mentioned when requested why the staff’s momentum dissipated within the second. “[They were] on the free throw line each time.”
When requested about the way in which the officers known as the sport, Inexperienced mentioned “it’s what it’s, recreation over now, don’t matter if I’m glad.” He additionally known as it “irritating” when a recreation stops and begins.
The Lakers shot 37 free throws on Saturday night time, with 15 of them coming within the second quarter. This included a technical foul on Inexperienced, who expressed his discontent over his third foul of the night time in such a method that he was T’d up.
The free throw line has been essential to the Lakers of their two wins this season, as they outscored the Warriors by 20 factors from the road in Sport 1 and 16 factors in Sport 3. Of their one loss within the sequence, the 2 groups have been degree on factors from the charity stripe.