The Los Angeles Lakers are currently entangled in a hard-hitting NBA Playoffs series against the Memphis Grizzlies. The seventh-seeded Lakers have a 2-1 advantage in the series with the most important game coming on Monday night.
With a win, the Lakers would put the Grizzlies in a hole that would be nearly impossible to get out of. With a loss. this becomes a best two out of three series with two of the games being played in Memphis.
Before tonight’s high-stakes action, every Lakers fan needs to catch up on all of the Lakers news circling the internet. We have you covered.
Lakers news roundup:
- The officials for Game 4 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night have been announced. John Goble, Sean Wright, Mitchell Ervin and Lauren Holtkamp (alternate) have been assigned to the game.
- Dillon Brooks revealed what LeBron James told him while the two players exchanged words before the game. According to Brooks, all LeBron did was share his birthday. This comes after Brooks called him old (and before he hit him below the belt).
- Former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson said that he has not watched the NBA since the 2020 bubble when the teams started wearing slogans on their jerseys. “People want to see sports as non-political. Politics stays out of the game; it doesn’t need to be there,” Jackson said.
In addition to today’s Lakers news, there is also some NBA news worth reading up on as the first round of the NBA Playoffs approaches its end.
NBA news roundup:
- Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to return in Game 4 against the Miami Heat on Monday. Giannis left Game 1 with a back injury and missed all of Game 2 and 3. Without him, the Milwaukee Bucks have fallen to a 2-1 series deficit.
- The NBA is investigating DeJounte Murray’s actions toward the officials at the end of the Atlanta Hawks Game 4 loss to the Boston Celtics. Murray made contact with an official before turning around and yelling back.
- Stephen Curry committed a massive blunder in Sunday’s Game 4 against the Sacramento Kings, calling a timeout when the Warriors had none remaining late in the fourth quarter. This opened the door for Sacramento to come back, although the Warriors were able to hold on and even the series at two.