On March 14th, the NBA regular season played another game. The Los Angeles Lakers challenged the Phoenix Suns away. The Suns established a lead of as many as 26 points in the first quarter, and finally defeated the Lakers with a season-high 140-111. The two sides will be at Beijing time. April 7 ushered in the last match of the regular season.
In this campaign, the Suns scored in double figures, Booker scored 30 points, 10 assists and 4 steals, Ayton 23 points and 16 rebounds, Bridges 18 points and 6 rebounds.
For the Lakers, James scored 31 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, reaching 30,000+10,000+10,000 in his career, Anthony had 18 points, and Westbrook had 13 points.
In this game, the Lakers lacked Brother Nongmei and Nunn, and the Suns lacked Paul, Cameron Johnson and Saric. In the first quarter, Ayton hooked and hit the first goal of the game. The Lakers took the lead with a 6-0 offensive. Ayton and Booker led a 14-0 offensive to overtake the score. James made a 2+1 chasing point with Monk, and the Suns had another 13-0 offensive. James made a three-pointer, and the Suns scored two consecutive three-pointers to gain a 21-point advantage. Westbrook scored 4 points in a row, and the Suns continued to bloom more to suppress the Lakers. In the first quarter, the Lakers trailed the Suns 22-48 by 26 points. The Lakers made 8 of 23 points, including 1 of 10 three-pointers, and sent 7 turnovers; the Suns made 20 of 33 points, including 7 of 12 three-pointers, 0 turnovers, Booker 12 points and 5 assists and Ayton 10 points.
At the beginning of the second quarter, the Suns scored a 28-point advantage. James and Anthony led a 15-4 offensive to stop the Suns. James also achieved the only miracle in history with 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists. Payne scored 2 more points, the Lakers chased 3 points in a row to 16 points, and the Suns expanded their 28-point advantage with another 15-3 offensive. The Lakers responded with a wave of 11-4 offensive chasing points, Booker stole a dunk, Reeves and Payne each scored 2 points, and the Lakers trailed the Suns 56-79 in the first half. In the first two quarters, James led the Lakers 3 players to score in double figures with 15+7+4, Sun Booker 20+7 and Ayton 18+11.
After changing sides and fighting again, Westbrook made a layup and James scored two three-pointers to chase the points. The sun bloomed more and continued to suppress the Lakers to expand their advantages. The Lakers continued to hit the inside line to catch up to a difference of 21 points. Claude and James scored a three-pointer against each other, the Suns extended their 29-point advantage 8-0, James continued to hit three-pointers, and the Suns scored another 5 points to gain a 31-point advantage. The Lakers chased the points with a 10-4 offensive, Holiday scored 5 points in a row, Tucker chased 2 more points, the Lakers lost another 40 points in a single quarter, and the Lakers fell behind the Suns 90-119 at the end of the three quarters. In the first three quarters, James scored 5 three-pointers 31+7+6 to lead the Lakers to score in double figures, and Booker led the Suns to score in double figures with 30 points and 10 assists.
The Lakers entered the fourth quarter with a 29-point deficit. The Suns continued to suppress the Lakers to expand their 30+ lead. The game had lost its suspense in advance and entered garbage time. The final game turned into training time for both sides in advance, and in the end the Lakers were easily defeated by the sun.