Lakers pull off Game 1 upset over Grizzlies in NBA playoffs
The Los Angeles Lakers came into Game 1 of the NBA playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies as underdogs, but they pulled off a stunning upset thanks to the heroics of Rui Hachimura and Austin Reaves.
The Grizzlies' star point guard Ja Morant left the game early with an injury, which proved to be a major setback for Memphis.
The Lakers came out of the gates firing, with LeBron James leading the way with his aggressive play on both ends of the court.
The Lakers got a scare in the second quarter when star big man Anthony Davis went down with an injury, but he was able to return to the game and play through the pain.
One of the keys to the Lakers' upset win was the strong play of their bench, including Austin Reaves and Talen Horton-Tucker, who provided a much-needed spark off the bench.
Despite a late surge from the Grizzlies, the Lakers were able to hold them off and secure the upset victory in Game 1.
After the game, LeBron James praised his teammates for stepping up in a big way and helping the Lakers pull off the upset win.
With their upset win in Game 1, the Lakers took a 1-0 series lead over the Grizzlies and set the tone for what promises to be an exciting playoff series.
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