LeBron James takes fall, screams at ref in Lakers’ blowout loss
A mysterious fall, an offended outburst, and a blowout loss.
No, it was not a really perfect Sport 2 for LeBron James and the Lakers, who fell to the Warriors on Thursday evening, 127-100.
James led the Lakers with 23 factors however was helpless to cease the Warriors draw back within the second half for the simple win that evened the sequence, 1-1.
Followers famous that James took an odd fall proper earlier than halftime, seemingly crashing to the bottom for no cause in any respect.
“Wait… Why did LeBron fall down??” the NBC Sports activities’ Warriors account wrote together with a cranium emoji and video of the scene.
It solely received worse for James after halftime.
With the Warriors’ lead as much as 105-78 close to the top of the third quarter, James tried a 3-pointer with ahead Andrew Wiggins closing out to contest the shot.
James was enraged there was no foul known as and screamed at referee Pat Fraher all the best way down the court docket.
Fraher lastly gave James a technical, basically ending his evening because the Lakers waived the white flag within the fourth quarter and sat most of their regulars.
“You bought to maintain scoring, get to the free throw line as nicely, or simply get factors within the paint,” James stated afterward. “They’re going to go on runs. That’s what they do. However you bought to maintain scoring, attempt to maintain the fort down.”
The Lakers, although, nonetheless left San Francisco with a break up after taking Sport 1 of the Western Convention semifinal sequence, 117-112.
James nonetheless expressed religion within the Lakers’ protection because the sequence shifts to Los Angeles for Sport 3 on Saturday evening.
“We’re nonetheless the most effective defensive workforce within the league, if not one among them,” James stated. “In order that doesn’t change. That’s what we cling our hats on. … That doesn’t cease regardless of who we’re enjoying in opposition to.”