Bain Morant scores 64 points beats the Memphis Lakers to continue the series
Desmond Bain and Ja Morant dominated the elimination game, which could be eliminated in the playoffs.
Memphis beat the Lakers by 116-99 and 17 points in Game 5 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs for the 2022-23 NBA season at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, on the morning of the 27th (Korea Standard Time).
Memphis, which scored 2-3 in the series, had Desmond Bain with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists, Ja Morant with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists, and Jaren Jackson Jr. with 18 points and 10 rebounds and 2 blocks.
The defeated Lakers fought hard with Anthony Davis 31 points, 19 rebounds and 2 blocks, Austin Reeves 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, and LeBron James 15 points and 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
Memphis successfully settled the three-guard lineup leading to Morant-Bane-Luke Kennard (39.4% success rate) and the Lakers, who faced the same lineup as Memphis, failed to score a three-point shot (25.6% success rate)
Memphis was able to easily take the lead as Bain exploded from the first quarter. Morant’s breakthrough remained, and Jackson Jr.’s surprising range of defense baffled the Lakers. In addition, Kennard also scored two 3-point shots in the bench lineup. Memphis finished the first quarter with a 38-24 lead by 14 points.
It was the Lakers who brought the momentum in the second quarter. The Lakers put in Wenyen Gabriel, who was excluded from the rotation, and gradually accumulated points to chase. And Gabriel made a baton touch with Davis. Davis, who had a good rest, finished the first half with a score of 52-61 and 9 points as he tormented Memphis with Vanderbilt on both sides of the offense and defense.
Memphis made it easy for Dylan Brooks to score a three-point shot. Morant’s breakthrough became more powerful and quickly ran a 12-0 cool run, with Bain, Jackson Jr. and Santi Aldama firing outside shots. Memphis, which brought the atmosphere of the third quarter perfectly, entered the fourth quarter with a 94-76 lead by 18 points.
Memphis failed to attack for nearly four minutes after Bain’s seven consecutive points early in the fourth quarter and Jackson Jr.’s three-point shot. In addition, Jackson Jr.’s fifth foul with 4:50 left in the game. However, the Lakers also failed to narrow the gap. Then manager Dabin Ham threw the last game in which Ronnie Walker, who had been excluded from the rotation, was put in place of LeBron, who was in poor condition 안전놀이터
The Lakers, who blew their chance to chase themselves, allowed Jackson Jr. and Tillman back-to-back layups.Eventually, Ham surrendered the white flag two minutes before the end of the game, leaving out all the main players. Memphis then beat the Lakers by 17 points, 116-99