The Lakers put the 3-1 in the series against the Grizzlies of an inconsequential Aldama


The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies (117-111) in overtime this morning to go 3-1 in the first series of the NBA ‘Playoffs’, leaving the Tennessee franchise on the brink of the precipice, with a Santi Aldama come to less and with little prominence before the solvency and experience of LeBron James.

The Canarian player barely enjoyed 7 minutes on the court at the Arena in California, to add 2 points (1/2 from the field), 1 rebound and 2 steals. Only Desmond Bane and his 36 points shone on a team with Ja Morant still battered but who scored 19 goals. The youth and the lack of grounds in this type of encounter deprived the Grizzlies of placing the tie at the crossroads, being on the limit of saying goodbye to the dream.

In the Los Angeles franchise, more complete in the decisive moments of a game that was decided in extra time, LeBron James stood out again with 22 points and 20 rebounds. Up to six players added double figures this morning, with an Anthony Davis who was left with a poor 12 goals, but who was crucial in extra time with 5 points that ended up deciding the match.

In the other game of the night, Jimmy Butler completed a stellar performance with 56 points for the comeback of the Miami Heat (119-114), which again confirmed the surprise by putting the 3-1 in favor against the Milwaukee Bucks candidates. Despite the defeat, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was returning after injury, also shone with a ‘triple-double’ (26+10+13).


SANTI ALDAMA: 2 points, 1 rebound and 2 steals.