I couldn’t take my eyes off it even for a moment.
Ahead of the Western Finals, Austin Reeves feels good. It’s because you don’t have to deal with the ‘Splash Duo’ of the Golden State Warriors anymore.
Reeves, the starting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, defended Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson throughout the second round of the playoffs. In addition to Reeves, the Lakers rotated players with excellent defensive skills such as Jared Vanderbilt and Dennis Schroeder. Indeed, Curry and Thompson struggled to control the scoring.
The defense worked. Curry and Thompson both scored averages down compared to the first round of the playoffs. Curry dropped from 33.7 to 26.7 and Thompson from 20.6 to 16.2.
Reeves said, “Both Curry and Thompson are really good. It’s not easy to stop players who are constantly moving like these two players.”
“I’m so happy. I no longer have to stop Curry and Thompson this season,” he said with a sigh of relief.
▲ Guard Reeves’ growth in his second year is noticeable.
Reeves now meets a new opponent. Jamal Murray, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, in charge of the line in front of the Denver Nuggets.먹튀검증
Murray is Denver’s second option behind Nikola Jokic with an average of 25.9 points in the playoffs. Once it explodes, no one can stop its explosive power.
Caldwell-Pope’s 3-point shooting success rate this season is 42.3%. The 3-point shot is the most accurate shooter on the team.
The Lakers need Reeves’ presence in the offense and defense as much as LeBron James and Anthony Davis.