The Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors will remain a classic and reaffirms that the Play-in has been a good decision
Golden state warriors facing Los angeles lakers. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green meet LeBron James and Anthony Davis. A match worthy of a Conference Final.
Despite the criticism and its detractors, it was already demonstrated at the close of the regular season that the teams had to fight and the ‘tanking’ it did not go through their heads.
Already fully in the games although there have been clashes with bulky advantages (as is the case with the Hornets-Pacers, perhaps due to the circumstances), but in general the fan has been attracted to these types of games. The ratings will speak.
In the case of the meeting where the Lakers and Warriors defined who would remain with the seventh classification in the Western Conference to face the Phoenix Suns, it was a game that had a bit of everything: Drama, emotion, memorable moments and controversy. All these elements well appreciated by the audience.
Stephen Curry did not disappoint. The league’s MVP candidate, he did his best to lead a team, which many had ruled out mid-season, to fight for a postseason berth. 37 points from 6 long-range shots weren’t enough, but the performances by Wiggins, Poole and Bazemore were more than acceptable, especially the defense of the number one pick in the 2014 Draft.
Lebron James did not disappoint. ‘El Rey’ despite not being 100% showed that although he has ankle problems he is still the best in the league. He recovered from a lousy first half, getting a triple-double and leaving two things behind: An epic winning basket (another one in his career where he has made 97 shots to tie or go ahead in the final minute) and the Suns fans with much concern.
The Play-in does not disappoint. For a team that says goodbye to the entire season after just one game like San Antonio and Charlotte it shouldn’t be pleasant, but it is no less true that this new competition within the season has come to add an additional attraction. The NBA will surely evaluate the results and identify opportunities for improvement, but it is undeniable that for now, it does not disappoint anyone.