Brilliant performances by Anthony Davis and LeBron James in the final minutes gave the Los Angeles Lakers a 109-102 win over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA on Tuesday, tying the playoff series to one win per side in this conference game. West.
A LeBron shot with about three minutes to go took the Lakers off 95-92. A six-point streak in a minute and a half by Davis then gave the Lakers a 100-92 lead at the time.
And to top it off, a LeBron 3-pointer with 50 seconds left put the reigning champs ahead 103-94 and the die was already cast.
Thursday in Los Angeles will be the third game of this best-of-seven series.
Now the Suns, making their first playoff appearance in 11 years, will try to stay afloat in their two road games.
Meanwhile, with extensive experience in the playoffs, especially four-time champion LeBron, the Lakers are well aware that a loss does not make a series after the setback in the first game and they know that they now have a two-game advantage in a row at their home. . (GG) (AFP)