James vs Curry are going to Face Off Again!
We’re at it again. The NBA got its desired matchup, with the Los Angeles Lakers facing the Golden State Warriors. So it’ll be Steph Curry vs. LeBron James, the same guy who just dropped 50 points on the Sacramento Kings in Game 7 of the first round of the NBA playoffs. We simply cannot wait.
The NBA semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors promise to be thrilling. It’ll be James, who just broke the all-time regular-season scoring record, going head-to-head with the league’s best 3-point shooter. Both James and Curry have four NBA championships to their names.
Curry and the Warriors have won three championships against James while he was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry and the Warriors won the NBA championship last season, defeating the Boston Celtics in six games.
This is the first time the Lakers and Warriors have met in the playoffs, so this series should be exciting. This best-of-seven series certainly has a lot of storylines and subplots. Will Curry and the Warriors’ 3-point shooting dominate the games?
Will the Lakers’ inside defense of LeBron James and Anthony Davis be the difference? How much will role players like Jordan Poole and Austin Reaves contribute? That could be the deciding factor in this series. We know the superstars will be there, but what about the other guys?
There will undoubtedly be more classy postgame opportunities from both teams, as opposed to the disrespectful noise coming from the Memphis Grizzlies’ locker room during their first-round series against the Lakers.
James vs Curry: One More Time
When Dillion Brooks called LeBron James “old” after Game 2 of the Lakers’ first postseason series, he energized both the future Hall of Famer and the Lakers. The Lakers won the series 4-2 over Memphis, including a series-clinching 125-85 victory in Game 6.
Being “old” appears to be a good look for James now that Brooks, Ja Morant, and the rest of the Grizzlies’ No. 2 team are at home watching the rest of the playoffs. The next challenge for James and the Lakers will be to derail the Warriors’ march to another championship. That’s going to be a difficult task.
Aside from Curry, the Lakers will have to contend with another player named Klay Thompson. Curry and Thompson are the greatest backcourt duo in NBA history. The Lakers respond with James’ all-around play, Davis’ inside presence, and the streaky D’Angelo Russell hitting big shots from behind the arc.
Both teams are at their best right now. Both are starting to play their best basketball. During the regular season, the Warriors defeated the Lakers in three of the four games played. Is it significant in the postseason? Certainly not. This simply means that the Warriors were the superior team during the regular season.
LeBron James (the Lakers) vs Stephen Curry (the Warriors); The Legacy Series Continues
The Lakers, the Western Conference’s No. 7 seed, have improved significantly since the trade deadline. The Lakers’ roster has grown in size and has more than enough two-way players. Ironically, Golden State’s big bodies returned just in time for the playoffs, and what a difference it made in the Warriors’ series against the Sacramento Kings.
Golden State forward Kevon Looney grabbed 21 rebounds for the winners as the Warriors defeated the Kings 120-100 in Game 7. James, Curry, the Lakers, and the Warriors. You are a winning franchise with a long history. Another organization is attempting to build a modern NBA dynasty. Only one team can triumph. We’ll find out who it is.