#7 LAKERS at #2 GRIZZLIES | FULL GAME 1 HIGHLIGHTS | April 16, 2023
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Led by Anthony Davis’ 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 blocks, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1, 128-112. Rui Hachimura (29 points, 5 3PM) and LeBron James (21 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists) added a combined 50 points for the Lakers in the victory, while Jaren Jackson Jr. tallied 31 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the Grizzlies. The Lakers lead this best-of-seven series, 1-0, with Game 2 taking place on Wednesday, April 19 (7:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
Austin Reaves (14 points, 5-5 FG in 4th quarter) became the 3rd Laker over the last 25 seasons to finish 100% FG (min. 5 attempts) in the 4th quarter of a playoff game, joining:
Kobe Bryant (5/10/2002 vs Spurs)
Shaquille O’Neal (6/19/2000 vs Pacers)
As a Lakers fan this team is exciting to watch! Let’s hope Ja is okay though 🙏
@Yaboiyikes I didn’t ask
@Yaboiyikes stop crying, you’re a grown man.
@MOE take the L and cope
@Yaboiyikes too many reasons from a stupid hater. Cry cry cry😭
First time I’ve ever seen LeBron play off ball as much as he did. Very impressed how the whole team contributed & let Bron chill for a bit
@Akiko Tsuji NOOB HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA LMAO
@j Joe that’s exactly his point LeBron playing a role and choosing his moments is key… His teammates keep this up and I can see them getting to the semis
@Akiko Tsuji L TAKE LOL
@Claude Willis Lebron team stacked and he still late priming. 2 top 10 players and no other team has that… LAKERS SHOULD WIN
@JC Reyes Lebron was clamped lol but I feel u
What an awesome road W for the Lakers. It’s so great to see LeBron get to rest a bit and not have to carry a team like every other year.
Lakers in 6
@Judah Mourneth thats carrying bro . . . . how can you say a man that is 1st in scoring with 5 rings being carried? It doesn’t makes sense . . . . hahahaha
Durant got carried by the warriors and that’s fact!!!!!!!!!
@Judah Mourneth you could bro basketball is a team sport not 1v5 I could drop 30 every game and be mad cause my team ain’t doing shit
@Plasma From the floss and was losing. You can’t carry a team when you’re losing.
@Idunu Afolabi bro these kids don’t know ball
I always grew up being a LeBron hater but over the years I began to appreciate what he brings to the nba and the legue.league.. he’s a true competitor and he has no limitations towards his success.. he’s already won by playing the game of basketball to the highest level and achieved more
Yea same. I met Kobe in Rutgers Park in NY & was an instant fan of his when he got drafted. Automatically didn’t like LBJ when he came out because, in my inner subconscious, I felt that it somehow took away from KB24 and didn’t appreciate the greatness. Love what LBJ brings to the league now
Reaves, is that you?😂
@Tonio Dukes haha, very likely
Good bro it’s important to appreciate the greats while their here
I can’t believe how good Bron playing right now. Running back on defense, smacking people shots off the backboard. Man you different for real.
@WeFreestyleForever Exactly. MJ was better than Bron at EVERY age. There’s no conversation. MJ, Kobe, KG, Hakeem, Wilt, Kareem. Some legends defended properly their entire careers.
@leonard edwards Lebron wasn’t as good as Jordan from 20-35 either tho to be fair
He got clamped
@Jayson Mercado Jordan. He only had Pippen in 91 and 92. A prime Bron got to the finals once with a team of nobody’s. And lost in 2007. Every other time Bron got to the finals and won he had at least 2 other HOFers on his squad.
@WeFreestyleForeverWhen Jordan was this age he was shooting like 43% 21 points a game. 1st round exit. Lebron almost 30 off 50%+ shooting better defense and rebounding better stop
The majority of ppl these days just hate on LeBron, but EVERYONE at the end of the day has gotta admit: it is insane how good he still is at 38
@3RR0R404 WeAreProgrammed Kobe was different man don’t mention him with Lebron
@3RR0R404 WeAreProgrammed yeah was Kobe was great but at 37 he only went off in his final game but not during the whole season; he was nowhere near as athletic as LeBron at the same age but that’s okay, I still love Kobe but Its not hard to admit that Lebron is the better basketball player and we may never see someone be so dominate at the age of 38.
I’ve never seen him with PG’s he can trust like this. Reaves is a genius player tbh
@leo criss saying he’s on steroids, does that work for u? Look right above ur comment
AD and LeBron handled the defense as Rui and Reeves handled the offense. What a game by the Lakers
@Ray Cuevas Carcusia but yall were just saying the Grizzlies are better without Morant lmao.
@Ray Cuevas Carcusia nah they were up before that, and doing just fine.
@OnlyFatSnapz so he had no blocks? His presence on the court alone draws defense to free up other players. Bron made a couple turnovers but if he was to not play in this series you think Lakers beating grizzlies with a 100% Ja?
You get it man. It is just waww! I’m really seeing these boys ( Reaves and Rui playing with this determination.
As a lakers fan,
I just wanted to come here to post my appreciation for Rui and Reaves, those dudes balled out.
David had 7 blocks too
This is the type of teams Bron been looking for his whole career!!!😂 everyone contributed!!! Love it!!❤🎉
@Zeke Freak 2010-2014 heat, 2015-2017 cavs and 2019- Lebron has had multiple all stars or HOF lol
@Angel Cadena Lebron superteam half his career atp… since 2010-11
I Agree!!! Those guys with the three pointers! Awesome
That behind the back pass from Reaves and 3-point shot by Rui was wild AF ❤️🥵🔥
@Shreyas Srinivasa Yea I saw that too. I kept saying in my mind, PASS LBJ THE ROCK… & then Reaves would do a great play afterwards 🤣
That was actually unpredictable. I wow’d on that one. I hope they will be consistent.
@Shreyas Srinivasa yea I noticed that too…AR was in his zone…he wasn’t even looking to Bron side of the court fully 😂 lol but hey, let him do his thing…NBA Players are no joke when they get hot like that
Yes yes it was…that one got me hype lol
@Ronald Credo Lebron kept asking for the ball from Reaves throughout the end, but Reaves just wouldn’t pass it lol. Bro has the Kobe in him.