LeBron’s incredible performance not enough to avoid sweep
The Lakers' 2022-23 season has come to an end as the Nuggets swept them in the Conference Finals. LeBron James had an incredible performance with 40 points, ten rebounds, and nine assists.
He had 31 points in the first half and gave it his all, playing all but four seconds in the game.
LeBron James tonight:— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 23, 2023
Did all he could. pic.twitter.com/tyaXI53uRp
It was not enough, as the Lakers did not get enough production out of the rest of their roster, unlike the Nuggets.
Denver’s depth outplayed LA throughout this series. Nikola Jokic had another great performance, with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 13 assists. Jamal Murray contributed 25 points in the game.
The Nuggets were the one seed in the Western Conference this season, and they showed how good they are.
Stay up, Laker fans. We’ll be back 💜💛 pic.twitter.com/qy5RtKO39p— Lakers All Day Everyday (@LADEig) May 23, 2023
The Lakers will now shift their focus to the offseason ahead, where they have many free agents. There is a lot to be proud of this season. This team started 0-5 and was 2-10. At the trade deadline, LA was 13th in the Western Conference.
They faced a ton of adversity this season and made it to the Western Conference Finals. While it wasn’t the end they wanted, the Lakers can build on this heading into next season.
We will now see how they handle the offseason after a Conference Finals run. It’s been an honor covering the Lakers this season and we will keep you informed about everything going on all offseason long.