The LA Lakers camp was in a jovial mood after their massive win against the Houston Rockets in Game 3 of the Western Conference semi-finals.
LeBron James scored 36 points, with 29 of them coming in the first half alone. He added 4 blocks to go with the points. Rajon Rondo was also instrumental off the bench, scoring 21 points and providing 9 assists. He also shot over 70% from the field.
Anthony Davis chipped in with a handy 26 points and 15 rebounds. Overall, it was a fantastic second half for the LA Lakers, who were not at their best in the first.
Let us now take a look at what the LA Lakers camp thought of the game.
LA Lakers News: Frank Vogel says LeBron James is his MVP
LeBron James proved once again why he is one of the greatest players the NBA has ever witnessed. His impact on the court was simply priceless for the LA Lakers, who grabbed a vital victory to take a lead in the series. He was incredibly dominant offensively as he knocked down shots with supreme confidence. He was just as good on the other end as he swatted away shots at will.
Coach Frank Vogel has always claimed that LeBron James should be named the NBA MVP this season ahead of Giannis Antetokounmpo. He reiterated the same after James' iconic performance.
LA Lakers news: LeBron James not feeling 'great' about his body
LeBron James physically dominated the smaller Houston Rockets players today as he went in hard against them in the paint from time to time. He drove to the rim like a bull set free, and the Rockets had no idea how to stop him. Naturally, from the audience's point of view, LeBron James seems to be in great physical condition. However, the player himself doesn't believe so.
James also said that his wife isn't too happy about the time he has been spending maintaining his fitness!
LA Lakers news: Anthony Davis applauds Rajon Rondo, trolls Russell Westbrook
Anthony Davis had yet another monstrous performance on the glass even though he didn't drop 40 points on the night. He did his job extremely well and should be personally delighted on having completed another great day at the office. He hailed teammate Rajon Rondo as a playoff great and claimed the LA Lakers had two of the smartest players in the NBA.
He also clarified that he was fine after he suffered a collision with Robert Covington.
On the court, he took time out for a little bit of banter as he shouted "hell nah" on a Russell Westbrook jumper that he was guarding. Westbrook is struggling to shoot the ball this season and although Davis certainly respects Russ as an opponent, he isn't too confident of the Rockets point guard's ability to score against him.
Stay tuned for more LA Lakers news!Published 09 Sep 2020, 11:55 IST