Is this the end of the Golden State Warriors’ title defense? The Warriors are on the ropes entering Game 5 on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers. Lonnie Walker IV came out of nowhere in the fourth quarter of Game 4 to give the Lakers extra motivation and a 3-1 series lead. The series shifts back to the Bay Area, where the Warriors have played better at home than on the road this season.
Stephen Curry dropped a triple-double (31 points, 14 assists, 10 rebounds) in Game 4, but he needs more help. Anthony Davis had another big stat night, and odd-numbered games are usually where he shines. If AD comes up big in Game 5, the Lakers could be headed to the Western Conference Finals. If the Warriors hold on to their home-court advantage, Game 6 will be in LA on Friday.
How to watch Lakers-Warriors
WHO: No. 7-seed Los Angeles Lakers, no. 6-seed Golden State Warriors
What: Western Conference Semifinals, Game 5 (Lakers lead, 3-1)
When: 10 p.m. ET Wednesday
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco
TV: TNT (Brian Anderson, Stan Van Gundy, Chris Haynes)