LeBron James hits game-winner vs Warriors over Steph Curry. This is the matchup that the fans wanted to see. The NBA has made history with a NBA Play-In Tournament. In some ways its similar to how the first round of the playoffs used to be a best of five competition. With the Play-In, however, there are three teams playing for the seventh and eighth seeds.
When LeBron James signed with the Lakers, fans anticipated the Lakers and Warriors competing in the Western Conference Finals. Injuries plagued both teams, as the Warriors played in the 2019 Finals, vs. the Raptors, banged up. Since dropping Games 5 and 6, Golden State has struggled. Last season, they were the NBA’s worst team.
This season, Steph Curry has proven he is one of the NBA’s best players, and still an MVP. He single-handedly kept the Warriors afloat, and they earned the eighth seed. Tonight, they played for the seventh seed, though, and LeBron James hits game-winner vs Warriors over Steph Curry. With that, the Lakers advance to the seventh seed to play the Phoenix Suns, in the first round, where the title defense officially begins.