LeBron James, who began the sport off fairly properly even by his requirements, cooled off fully within the 4th quarter of the sport to complete with 0 factors within the interval.
The Los Angeles Lakers trailed the Houston Rockets by 6 factors heading into the 4th quarter. Given the presence of LeBron James and Anthony Davis within the staff and the excessive variance of the Rockets’ 3-point capturing technique, one might count on an affordable probability of the Lakers coming again to win the sport.
LeBron James disappears within the 4th quarter, going scoreless in loss
The Houston Rockets got here out of the gates swinging within the 4th quarter, embarking on a 10-0 run that successfully put the sport to mattress earlier than the Lakers might do something. This occurred with LeBron James nonetheless on the ground at first of the interval.
The MVP of the league had 4 factors within the fourth quarter of an necessary playoff recreation
The opposite man individuals thought needs to be the MVP as an alternative had 0 factors within the fourth quarter of an necessary playoff recreation
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie)
James was passive and didn’t assault the basket with any conviction in any respect. All he did throughout the 4th quarter was attempt to fail to again down smaller defenders within the submit space, after which make passes to the 3-point line the place the shooters weren’t open. James solely had 15 shot makes an attempt by the course of the sport, making simply 7 of them.
Anthony Davis was a bit extra assertive, however even he didn’t have a lot say within the proceedings after a degree. His 3-point shot that swished with round 5 minutes remaining was an indication that the Lakers may but mount an unbelievable comeback, however that was to not be.