Play-offs are won with role players.
The Los Angeles Lakers scored the first goal and stole home in the first round of the playoff match, after defeating the Memphis Grizzlies in the opening game.
The victory was built on Los Angeles’ greater paint supremacy, but also on the stellar performances of the team’s secondary players. Rui Hachimura and Austin Reeves emerged as the Lakers’ leading scorers with 29 and 23 points, respectively. They both made eight of their team’s 16 three-pointers, and at the moment, star duo LeBron James and Anthony Davis are dwindling.
Thus, Davis himself praised the good game of his teammates and emphasized that the chances of signing a good inning for the playoffs would depend on how well the team’s innings could produce.
“We’re still going to need these people,” Davis declared. according to the medium the athlete. “Obviously, in the playoffs, competitors are looking for ways to stop the superstars, LeBron and me, and figure out how they can get us out of the game. But the playoffs are won with innings players.”
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