Lakers vs. Warriors rating, outcomes: LeBron James’ clutch 3-pointer lifts Los Angeles previous Golden State

The Warriors landed some body punches against the Lakers on Wednesday night, but LeBron James hit the knockout punch with a wild 3-pointer to give Los Angeles a 103-100 win.

With exactly one minute remaining in the fourth quarter and a tie of 100, James intercepted the ball at the Staples Center logo and made a deep effort to avoid injuring the shot clock. The four-time NBA champion dumped the triple and stunned Stephen Curry and the Warriors.

Golden State, who controlled much of the game and had a 13-point lead at halftime, failed to score in the last two offensive owners, earning Los Angeles the play-in win and number 7 in the Western Conference playoffs. The Warriors will face the Grizzlies on Friday to reach number 8 in a win-or-go home competition.

Sporting News delivered live scoring updates and highlights from Lakers vs. Warriors on Wednesday. Check out all the highlights that you missed here.

Lakers vs. Warriors score

Break-in Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 final
Lakers 22nd 20th 35 26th 103
warrior 28 27 24 21 100

Lakers vs. Warriors live updates, highlights from the NBA game

(All times east)

Finals: Lakers 103, Warriors 100

00:40 – The warriors flip the ball in final possession. The Lakers go to the playoffs.


00:35 – Draymond Green with a tough foul on LeBron James, but it doesn’t get upgraded to a Flagrant.

12:30 pm – What to do with this hesitant dribbling?

00:25 – Jordan Poole really wanted this poster.

00:20 – Feathery touch from Stephen Curry on the finger roller. We have a good one here.

00:05 – 11 minutes before the end of regular time, the Lakers have their first lead in the game. Warrior trainer Steve Kerr may want to get Stephen Curry back on the ground.

End of the third quarter: Warriors 79, Lakers 77

Midnight – A beautiful backdoor pass from LeBron James to Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers are reducing the deficit.

11:55 pm – You can never rest defending Stephen Curry.

11:45 pm – An Andrew Wiggins spin into a midrange jumper? Man, that’s smooth.

11:35 pm – OK, that’s a LeBron James finish. The Lakers star explodes into the basket for the traditional 3-point game.

Halftime: Warriors 55, Lakers 42

11:15 pm – Oh, of course he hits the summer beater. Stephen Curry sends Golden State into the locker room with a 13-point pillow.

11:10 p.m. – Stephen Curry heats up. The two-time NBA MVP dumps 3-pointers in a row to expand the warriors’ lead.

23 o’clock – The “We Believe” warriors, version 2.0?

10:55 pm – Give credit to the warriors. They just play with more energy and aggression than the Lakers.

10:45 p.m. – The Lakers’ offense looks harsh. You are 8 out of 29 from the field and 4 out of 12 from the 3 point area as a team.

End of the first quarter: Warriors 28, Lakers 22

10:35 pm – Draymond Green gets a little too chatty with the reigning crew and picks up a technical foul.

10:30 p.m. – LeBron James and Anthony Davis are a combined 8-1 off the field so far, but the Lakers are only four points behind them. Davis in particular struggled to get to his places, and Draymond Green pestered him all over the floor.

10:20 pm – A great start for Golden State. The Warriors rattle off a fast 12: 4 run and force Lakers trainer Frank Vogel to take a break.

10.15 p.m. – Let us do this. The Lakers win the opening pick, but Warriors striker Andrew Wiggins scores the first points of the game.

9:55 pm – And Los Angeles’ start five: Dennis Schroder, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond.

9:50 pm – Golden State’s top five: Stephen Curry, Kent Bazemore, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, and Kevon Looney.

9:35 pm – Stephen Curry is doing some logo shots right now. You know, normal shooting range.

9:25 pm – Lakers trainer Frank Vogel tells reporters everyone is available, a welcome update for Los Angeles as the team has been dealing with injury issues for most of the season.

From a health perspective, Frank Vogel said the Lakers were “good to go” and that everyone was available.

Will be the expected grid. Vogel has a script of how he wants to use the center position (large versus small etc), but they can quickly adjust depending on how the game is going.

– Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) May 20, 2021

Lakers vs. Warriors start time

  • Start time: 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Live broadcast: ESPN | watch fuboTV

Warriors vs. Lakers is slated to kick off live on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET. You can stream the game live through Watch ESPN or the Watch ESPN app.

Play-in games on ESPN can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

NBA play-in tournament schedule

May 18

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National television
Hornets against pacemakers 6:30 in the evening TNT
Wizard vs. Celtics 21 clock TNT

May 19

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National television
Spores against grizzlies 19:30 o’clock ESPN
Warriors versus Lakers 22 O `clock ESPN

May 20th

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National television
Pacers vs. Wizards 8 p.m. TNT

May 21

Game (play-in) Time (ET) National television
Grizzlies versus warriors 21 clock ESPN

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