(Photo : Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) DENVER, COLORADO – LeBron James (#6) of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after shedding to the Denver Nuggets in recreation two of the Western Conference Finals at Ball Arena on May 18, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.
Golden State Warriors ahead Draymond Green talked about in his much-talked-about podcast, The Draymond Green Show, that LeBron James’ missed dunk within the second quarter could have value the Los Angeles Lakers Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Dray thinks Bron’s missed dunk final evening modified the entire rhythm of the sport 👀
Full episode solely within the B/R app (hyperlink in bio) @TheVolumeSports pic.twitter.com/LCPK0d2HKh
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 19, 2023
“A big turning point in the game was the LeBron mishap on the dunk. That takes an eight-point lead to a 10-point lead. You get a time out there, everything’s rolling,” the Golden State veteran stated.
LeBron blew the dunk 😅 pic.twitter.com/bRvv3lGYGh
— ESPN (@espn) May 19, 2023
The Denver Nuggets went on to take a gritty 108-103 Game 1 victory.
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LeBron James Misses Multiple Easy Looks
The botched dunk halfway by the second quarter was not James’s solely expensive mistake within the recreation.
A number of performs earlier than the notorious dunk try, the four-time MVP front-rimmed a wide-open layup which led to a Nuggets fastbreak.
In the sport’s decisive moments, with the Lakers down by 4, James made a vital steal with about 30 seconds remaining.
Surveying the ground, he noticed Jamal Murray in entrance of him, to whom he had a dimension and power benefit. He drove in the direction of the basket in an try to slice the lead in half, however he did not convert an uncontested layup that he normally makes.
James’ uncharacteristic misses value the Lakers six factors on the board, and the staff solely misplaced by 5.
The Lakers misplaced by 5 factors.
LeBron left six very gettable factors on the board on the rim tonight with three very uncharacteristic misses. pic.twitter.com/35ctU1xFgU
— Sam Quinn (@SamQuinnCBS) May 19, 2023
The aggressive Western Conference Finals shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Saturday.
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