Warriors defeat Lakers and maintain their hopes alive

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, keeping their playoff dreams alive. The Warriors trounced the Lakers 121-106 in San Francisco, led by Stephen Curry’s 27 points and eight assists. With this victory, the Warriors cut their deficit in the best-of-seven semi-finals to 3-2.

Curry leads Warriors to crucial Game 5 victory over Lakers

Stephen Curry scored 27 points and led the Warriors to the victory. But he wasn’t alone: Andrew Wiggins scored 25 points, seven rebounds, and five assists for the Warriors, while Draymond Green added 20 points and ten rebounds to back up their franchise player. The Lakers, seeded seventh, will have to wait until Friday to have another chance to progress to the conference finals.

LeBron James led the Lakers with 25 points and matched Davis with a team-high nine rebounds against the Warriors, who are attempting to win their 20th consecutive play-off series against western opponents.

Is Davis out of Game 6?

However, they may be without their star center, Anthony Davis, who was accidentally struck on the head by Golden State’s Kevon Looney and immediately taken off court. While preliminary indications suggest that he did not suffer a concussion, ‘The Brow’ may be out for the sixth game, in which the Lakers have another chance to advance to the Western Conference Finals.

The Lakers are 5-0 at home this postseason and have won eight straight games since falling to the Bulls on March 26. It’s now back to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Friday night.

Golden State is trying to rally from a 3-1 series deficit for only the second time in franchise history. They will try to win one more to bring Game 7 back to Chase Center on Sunday. The Warriors rallied from 3-1 down in the 2016 Western Conference finals against Oklahoma City.

If the Warriors are to beat the Lakers and proceed to the next round of the playoffs, they must bring the same level of intensity to the next two games. With the series at a crossroads, both teams will need to play their best basketball to secure a victory.

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