Warriors Beat Lakers in Game 5, Force Series Back to L.A, Davis Injured
In a must-win game for the Golden State Warriors, they made sure to come out with everything they had and beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5. With a final score of 103-100, the Warriors were able to keep their season alive and force the series back to Los Angeles for a Game 6 matchup.
But the win did come at a cost for the Lakers, as Anthony Davis went down with a knee injury midway through the second quarter and did not return to the game. It remains to be seen how severe the injury is, and if it will impact Davis’ availability for the rest of the series.
The game started off close, with neither team able to pull away in the first quarter. The Lakers were able to take a slim two-point lead going into the second quarter, but things started to change for the Warriors shortly after with the injury to Davis.
The injury to Davis seemed to change the complexion of the game, as the Warriors were able to take advantage and go on a 14-2 run midway through the second quarter. This put them in control of the game and they were able to maintain their lead heading into halftime.
In the second half, the Lakers were able to mount a comeback and tie the game up multiple times, but the Warriors were able to hold on for the win. Stephen Curry led the charge for the Warriors, putting up 37 points and 6 rebounds, while Draymond Green chipped in with 6 points, 14 rebounds, and 8 assists.
For the Lakers, LeBron James put up another strong performance, scoring 29 points to go along with 9 rebounds and 7 assists. However, it was not enough to overcome the absence of Davis and the Warriors’ strong play.
Now the series shifts back to Los Angeles for Game 6, with the Lakers holding a slim 3-2 series lead. It remains to be seen if Davis will be available to play for the Lakers, and if the Warriors will be able to continue their strong play and force a Game 7 back in Golden State.
In conclusion, the Golden State Warriors were able to keep their season alive with a hard-fought victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5, but it did come at the cost of Anthony Davis’ injury. The series now shifts back to Los Angeles, with the Lakers holding a slim 3-2 series lead. Stay tuned for Game 6 and see if the Warriors can continue their strong play and force a Game 7.