NBA Game Notes (May 10, 2023)
Here are the NBA game notes for games that were played on May 10, 2023.
Warriors Not Done Yet
The defending champion Golden State Warriors kept their fading chances for a repeat alive, knocking off the Los Angeles Lakers 121-106 in Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal series. The Lakers will take a 3-2 led back to Los Angeles for Game 6 on Friday.
The Warriors’ Stephen Curry scored a game-high 27 points, shooting 12-24 from the field with three 3-pointers made. Curry also dished out a game-high eight assists. It’s the 17th time Curry has been the outright leader in both points and assists in a playoff game, tying James Harden for the seventh-most such games in NBA history.
Teammate Draymond Green scored 20 points on 7-11 shooting from the field, also hauling in a game-high 10 rebounds. It’s the sixth time Green has recorded at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a playoff game, and the first time he’s done so since May 18, 2019.
Andrew Wiggins was the third Warrior to record a 20-point game, scoring 25 points on 10-18 accuracy from the field. Wiggins also contributed seven rebounds and five assists. It’s the first time Wiggins has recorded at least 25 points, five rebounds, and five assists in a playoff game.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson continued to struggle offensively, scoring only 10 points on 3-12 shooting from the floor. Thompson is averaging just 11.3 PPG over his last three games, shooting 11-37 from the field (29.7%) and 8-24 from 3-point range (33.3%).
The Lakers’ LeBron James scored a team-high 25 points in the loss, making nine of his 17 attempts from the field. James also tied for the team lead with nine rebounds. It’s the 96th time James has been his team’s leader — either outright or tied — in both points and rebounds in a playoff game. The only player in NBA history with more such games is Karl Malone with 104.
Lakers center Anthony Davis scored 23 points and matched James’ team-high nine rebounds. Davis did not block a shot for the second consecutive game after recording multiple blocks in each of his first nine games this postseason.
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