As the higher-rated team, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Houston Rockets in the western semi-final game 1 game.
VIDEO: Highlight Battle of Lakers vs Rockets (Game 1 NBA Playoffs 2020)
Having more days off than their opponents, the Los Angeles Lakers entered the match against the Houston Rockets with confidence. As usual, Anthony Davis and LeBron James continued to play impressively to help the Lakers have the first half on a par with their opponents.
By the second half, the Rockets started to speed up to create an 8-point gap before the break. But LeBron and his teammates pursued fiercely in the third half to shorten the gap to 6 points.
Even so, the 35-year-old superstar had a forgettable fourth round. LeBron did not score a point in the last half, while on the opposite side, James Harden, Eric Gordon or Rusell Westbrook continued to blow out early, bringing a 112-97 victory to the Houston Rockets. .
Thus, the Houston Rockets is a temporary team ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western semi-final NBA Playoffs 2020 series.