The Los Angeles Lakers won 112-102 over the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference semifinals and led 2-1 in the series. LeBron James led his team, which is looking to return to the final after ten years.
The forward and figure of the Los Angeles team was the top scorer of the game, with 36 points, and had Anthony Davis on his side the ideal partner; the power forward scored 26 points and dropped 15 rebounds to accompany him. However, the deciding factor was again Rajon Rondo, who from the bench was a key piece to turn the story around in the fourth quarter and achieve the advantage that would give the victory to the Lakers.
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The numbers of the experienced point guard were eloquent, with 21 points and nine assists, however, the most important thing was the moments of his interventions. Rondo had eight points in the final 10-0 sprint that allowed his team to take the decisive advantage over a Rockets who were left without reaction.
On the Houston side, James Harden was again the scorer, with 33 points, seconded by a criticized Russell Westbrook, who completed 30. The explosive duo combined for a good mark of 63 points, but between the two they faltered again in the decisive moments of the meeting and, after starting the series at the top, now the Rockets have to fight from the bottom.
The Los Angeles Lakers leads the series 2-1, which will continue with the fourth game on Thursday and the fifth on Saturday, always in the Orlando bubble, in Florida.