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Lakers defeat Warriors, will face Phoenix Suns in Round 1 of playoffs

LeBron James, Juan Toscano-Anderson
Posted at 10:22 PM, May 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-20 01:22:02-04

LOS ANGELES — LeBron James made a long, go-ahead 3-pointer with 58.2 seconds remaining, rallying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a Western Conference play-in tournament game.

The Lakers earned the seventh seed for the playoffs and a first-round matchup with the second-seeded Phoenix Suns.

Catch the Suns facing off against the Lakers in the first round of playoff action this Sunday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on ABC15!

James finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his fifth triple-double of the season, Anthony Davis scored 13 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers overcame 37 points from league scoring champ Stephen Curry.

Golden State hosts Memphis, which defeated San Antonio in Wednesday’s other play-in game, for the eighth seed Friday.