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LeBron James Credits Lakers Supporting Cast For Game 1 Win

MEMPHIS: The Los Angeles Lakers entered the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Game 1 of their first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies clinging to a six-point lead.

In the first 11 minutes of the final frame, LeBron James and Anthony Davis attempted just one shot apiece.

And yet L.A. ran away with a 128-112 victory as a bench player and a guy who went undrafted out of college just two years ago took over.

Rui Hachimura scored nine of his 29 points in the fourth, tying Mychal Thompson’s Lakers franchise record for most points by a substitute in a playoff game. Austin Reaves went 5-for-5 in the fourth, including scoring nine straight points late in the quarter, en route to 23 points total. “It was our supporting cast that won us the game tonight,” said James, who had 21 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. Read More

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