Fan Fight Breaks Out at Lakers vs. Grizzlies Playoff Match

Such similar scenes are really rare at matches of the strongest basketball league in the world, but they still happen sometimes.

by Faruk Imamovic
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Fan Fight Breaks Out at Lakers vs. Grizzlies Playoff Match

The NBA Western Conference playoff game between Memphis and the Los Angeles Lakers was marked by a scene of a fight between two fans of one team and the other, which ended after about 20 seconds. Such similar scenes are really rare at matches of the strongest basketball league in the world, but they still happen sometimes.

Just one such happened in the match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies. The playoff matches of these teams are very even and small things could prevail on one side or the other. The current score in the series is 3:1 for the team from the City of Angels, which is now one win away from qualifying for the next round.

The third match between these teams was marked by a really big fight between two fans. Fists flew in all directions, and in the end, a Grizzlies fan calmed the passions and stopped their fight.

Lakers Inching Closer to Second Round

In contrast, the Los Angeles Lakers, who faced a rocky road to the playoffs, are close to advancing to the second round in their series against the second-placed West team, the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Lakers secured a 117-111 victory in overtime and now hold a 3-1 lead in the series. LeBron James had a masterful performance, finishing with 22 points, an impressive 22 rebounds, and 7 assists. “I just try to be as great as I can be offensively, but more importantly on the defensive end,” James said(via ESPN).

“That was the mindset tonight. I was able to make a couple of plays. ... My teammates told me I had 20 and 20. It's the first time I've done it in my career, so that's pretty cool, I guess”. Lakers teammate Anthony Davis praised James, saying, "He just took over down the stretch.

Got us a bucket to get to overtime. ... All our guys, it was a good team effort. This team is not going to go away." Lakers coach Darvin Ham added, "I'm so proud of our guys, the way we fought. We found a way." The fifth meetings in these series will take place in Milwaukee and Los Angeles.

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