The Western Conference playoff race is heating up, as the Los Angeles Lakers look to tie their first round series against the Memphis Grizzlies at two games a piece. The two teams will face off in Game 4 on May 30th, and the stakes are high for both sides.
The Lakers were able to secure a much-needed victory in Game 3, with a 109-106 win over the Grizzlies. LeBron James and Anthony Davis led the charge for Los Angeles, combining for 57 points, 22 rebounds and eight assists.
The Grizzlies, however, will look to bounce back after a close loss. Ja Morant led Memphis with 28 points and seven assists, but it was not enough to secure a victory. With both teams evenly matched, it is anyone’s game in Game 4.
The Lakers will need to continue their strong play if they hope to level the series. They have struggled at times this season, but seem to be finding their form just in time for the playoffs. LeBron James is no stranger to postseason success, and he will be a key factor in the outcome of the game.
For the Grizzlies, they will need to find a way to contain James and Davis, while also continuing their strong offensive play. Morant will likely have another standout performance, but Memphis will need contributions from their role players in order to secure a win.
As for the odds, the Lakers are currently favored to win by 5.5 points. However, as we have seen in the previous games, anything can happen in the playoffs.
The game will be broadcast on ABC, and is set to tip-off at 3:30 PM EST. For those who cannot watch the game on television, it will be available to stream live on the ESPN app or NBA League Pass.
In the end, the outcome of Game 4 is anyone’s guess. Both teams are determined to come out on top, and it should make for an exciting and intense game. All eyes will be on the Lakers and Grizzlies as they fight for their playoff lives.