Lakers become first West team to eliminate Warriors in Steve Kerr era

The Golden State Warriors won't be successful again. LeBron James was involved once more.

James scored 30 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 on Friday, 122-101.

In the Western Conference finals, they will compete against the Denver Nuggets, who defeated the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.

Since they hired head coach Steve Kerr in 2014, the Warriors have never been eliminated by a Western Conference team in the playoffs. Since then, they have either made it to the NBA Finals,

where they have won four times and lost twice—once to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and once to the Toronto Raptors—or they have failed to advance at all in 2020 and 2021.

The 2021 campaign came to an end in the play-in tournament, where they were defeated by the Lakers in the opening contest.

While Anthony Davis dominated on defense and the boards with 17 points, 20 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks, LeBron James was magnificent as usual on Friday,

shooting 10-of-14 with 9 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals in addition to his scoring. The Miami Heat and Lakers are the only two play-in teams from this postseason to advance to the conference finals.

Jordan Poole, on the other hand, abruptly vanished once more. The playoff breakout player from a year ago concluded a terrible series with 7 points on 3-of-10 shooting.

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