Heading into a pivotal Game 5 on May 10, it’s do-or-die time for the defending NBA Champions. The Los Angeles Lakers boast a 3-1 series lead over the Golden State Warriors. Keep reading for a pay per head agent update and a prediction for the rest of the series.
NBA Playoffs: Warriors versus Lakers so far
The Golden State Warriors entered the series as a massive favorite. But ever since the trade deadline, when the Los Angeles Lakers significantly improved their roster, things have been going south for the Lakers.
We posted on Facebook that bookie betting agents must set max limits on the Lakers to win the title. After Los Angeles won 3-of-4 games, including Game 4 in the series, we’re standing by that assertion.
Don’t get us wrong; the Golden State Warriors can come back. But it’s better to be safe than sorry, and right now, at least, your pay per head sportsbook clients are dumping on the Lake Show.
Why the Warriors will end up winning the series
If any team can pull it out after going down 1-3 in a best-of-seven series, it’s the defending champs. The key is how well the Warriors can rebound moving forward.
But it’s not just rebounding. It’s also offensive rebounding. The Warriors won a single game among the four.
Golden State held the Lakers to 9 offensive rebounds in the victory, while the Warriors got 13 boards. Los Angeles grabbed more overall rebounds or significantly more offensive rebounds in the losses.
Rebounding better, especially on the offensive end, will help the Warriors keep it close in the fourth quarter. But to win the fourth quarter, the Warriors must put the ball into Steph Curry’s hands.
Stephen Curry remains one of the top five players in the land. So if Steve Kerr wants to win back-to-back, he must lean on Curry to finish it.
Game 5 is a home court matchup for the Warriors. If they hope to return to the Crypto.com arena for Game 6, they must beat the Lakers in the first, second, and third quarters.
Then in the fourth quarter, hand the ball off to Stephen Curry to close the deal and win this Western Conference Semifinals series.
Why the Lakers will end up winning the series
On Monday night in Game 4, the Lakers were down 52-49 at halftime. The second half started much like the first half.
The Warriors won the third quarter 32-28. But in the fourth quarter, it was all Lakers. The Lakers outscored the Warriors 27-17.
The Lakers owning the fourth over the Warriors is a big deal. What’s so impressive is how the Lakers team held the Warriors team to 17 points.
NBA teams like the Warriors aren’t supposed to lose leads in the fourth. The Warriors are especially not supposed to lose leads in the fourth when the game is in a Western Conference Semifinals series, and your best player is Steph Curry.
The Lakers know they’ve got the Warriors on the brink of a lost season. The way Los Angeles wins on Wednesday night to close out the Warriors is for LeBron James to go for a triple double in points, rebounds, and assists.
The great LeBron James is proving he’s one of the best of all time. But James, and Anthony Davis, must take charge early and keep going. If it happens, there will be no need for the seventh seeded Lakers to play a Game 6 or a Game 7.
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