NBA Conference Semifinals: Lakers secure blowout win over Warriors as Heat win Game 3 against Knicks
Los Angeles Lakers took a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Golden State Warriors after a 127-97 win in Game 3. The Lakers were inspired by impressive showings from LeBron James and D’Angelo Russell, both of whom scored 21 points, and Anthony Davis, who had 25 points and 13 rebounds. Steph Curry scored 23 points for the Warriors and Andrew Wiggins recorded 16 points in the game.
The Miami Heat claimed a 105-86 win over the New York Knicks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Jimmy Butler led the scoring for the Heat on home court with 28 points, and Max Strus contributed 19 points in the game. Jalen Brunson scored 20 points for the Knicks and Josh Hart added 15 points and 12 rebounds.