The Lakers defeated Indiana, directly after the Play-Off
Los Angeles Lakers, the last champion in the NBA, defeated the Indiana Pacers 122-115 on the road, maintaining their chance to make a direct play-off.
Los Angeles Lakers, the last champion in the American Basketball League (NBA), defeated the Indiana Pacers 122-115, maintaining their direct chance of making the playoffs.
The NBA continued with 6 matches. The Lakers, 7th in the Western Conference, defeated the Pacers by 7 points in the match in which their stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis returned from injuries.
Davis made a “double-double” with 28 points, 5 assists and 10 rebounds, while James had a share in the 41st win of the season with 24 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.
The performance of Caris LeVert with 28 points, 12 assists and JaKarr Sampson with 20 points, 3 rebounds did not prevent the Pacers’ defeat.
The Lakers will have to beat the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow and the Portland Trail Blazers will have to lose to the Denver Nuggets in order to go straight to the play-offs. Otherwise, the final champion Lakers will participate in the play-in tournament on May 18-21.
The consequences of the night:
Brooklyn Nets-Chicago Bulls: 105-91
New York Knicks-Charlotte Hornets: 118-109
Indiana Pacers-Los Angeles Lakers: 115-122
Minnesota Timberwolves-Boston Celtics: 108-124
San Antonio Spurs-Phoenix Suns: 103-140
Milwaukee Bucks-Miami Heat: 122-108