Third knockout in the last four for the Lakers, who seem to have slowed down after the victory in the In-Season Tournament. Anthony Davis finishes with a double-double of 32+14 and LeBron James does even better, but only Austin Reaves (20 points) reaches double figures and the three-point shot does not assist the yellow and purple (13/41 as a team, less than 32% ). Also thanks to the Knicks defense who ran away at the end of the third quarter and managed thanks to the 29 from Jalen Brunson, the 27 from the former Julius Randle and the 20 from Immanuel Quickley.
The King is forced into overtime, remaining on the court for 39 minutes, but not even his triple double number 109 of his career (25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists) manages to avoid the Lakers’ defeat. For him 10 baskets out of 23 attempts, losing precision from the arc (2/8) together with 3/4 from the line, but also the worst plus-minus of the team with -13. This is the second triple double of the season for the almost 39-year-old, the only one to achieve it in the 21st season of his career.