Warriors beat Lakers to force Game 6

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Wiggins scored 25 to lead the Warriors past the Lakers in Game 5 on Wednesday night, when Anthony Davis left the game because of a head injury.

After the Lakers’ Game 5 loss to the Warriors, coach Darvin Ham told reporters that Anthony Davis “seems to be doing really good already” after taking an elbow to the head in the fourth quarter.
The Lakers lost Game 5 to the Warriors 121-106 and are now down 3-2 in the Western Conference semifinals. LeBron James had 25 points and nine rebounds, Stephen Curry had 27 points and eight assists, Andrew Wiggins had 25 points and Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Stephen Curry scored five consecutive points after the Warriors called a timeout and made the Warriors’ first second-half three-pointer.
Austin Reaves scored 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists to get the Lakers back to within single digits with 5:25 remaining.
The Lakers trail 102-90 with 6:35 remaining in the fourth quarter after Anthony Davis left the game due to an injury.
Anthony Davis and LeBron James both have 23 points, but James isn’t moving as explosively as normal.
The Warriors lead by 18 entering the fourth quarter and are keeping the Lakers at arm’s length with physical defense.
The Game 4 hero had a layup and two assists during the run and has four points and four assists.
Draymond Green is on track for a 20-point game, Anthony Davis leads the Lakers with 21 points, LeBron James has 19 points and Andrew Wiggins has 20 points for the Warriors.
The Warriors led 79-61 with 9:10 remaining in the third quarter and forced the Lakers to take a timeout after Andrew Wiggins threw down a put-back dunk over Anthony Davis on a missed breakaway layup.
Stephen Curry’s 30-foot three-pointer as time expired in the first half put the Warriors ahead 70-59 and they finished the half on a 16-5 run.
The Warriors lead 64-56 after a 10-2 run with Stephen Curry on the bench. The Lakers are getting to the free-throw line frequently and have picked up three fouls.
The Lakers won a key stretch without Davis, and when he returned, they took a three-point lead. But the Warriors ripped off an 8-0 run in 39 seconds.
The Warriors have made seven three-pointers but the lead over the Lakers is 32-28 after the first quarter. Klay Thompson has three points on one-for-seven shooting and is in a scoring slump.
The Lakers are on a 9-2 run to take a 21-16 lead with 4:16 remaining in the first quarter. Austin Reaves has three points, three rebounds and one assist.
The Warriors jumped out to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter, and are hitting four three-pointers on six attempts.
Thuc Nhi Nguyen will be driving the Game 5 live blog from Los Angeles tonight.
The Lakers have a 3-1 lead after Monday’s thrilling home victory thanks to dynamic fourth-quarter scoring from Lonnie Walker IV.
Neither team is making a change in its starting lineup for Game 5. LeBron James was voted All-NBA third team.
Anthony Davis, the best defender in these NBA playoffs, didn’t bite when Stephen Curry faked and jabbed in the final moments of Game 4 on Monday night.
The Lakers’ first attempt to close out a playoff series on their first try didn’t go so well, but they learned from their mistake and destroyed the No. 2 seed Grizzlies by 40 points two days later.

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