It was a strong statement to their opponent – and maybe to the NBA's MVP voters.
Lakers win 126-114 over Denver in Game 1 of West finalsDavis posts 37 points and 10 rebounds in winning effortLeBron James adds 15 points and 12 assists for top seedAntetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP awardSlow starters in the first two rounds, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be in a hurry to put away the Denver Nuggets.
Summary automatically generated by NewSUM A.I. from the following sources:
- Lakers roll past Nuggets 126-114 in West finals opener (washington times)
- LA Lakers overwhelm Nuggets in West finals opener behind Anthony Davis's 37 (the guardian)