The Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6 on Friday night after failing to end the season in Game 5 in Memphis. While the Lakers still had an advantage, Game 6 felt like a must-win as anything could have happened in a Game 7 in Memphis.
The Lake Show played Game 6 like its season was on the line and absolutely took it to the Grizzlies. Los Angeles made sure there was no stress, pummeling the Grizzlies and sending Dillon Brooks and his trash talk to Cancun.
This first-round series against Memphis could have been all business. Instead, Brooks made it personal and made himself one of the most hated rivals for Lakers fans in the league. That made this blowout in Game 6 even sweeter and Brooks’ future in Memphis is the icing on the cake.
Lakers likely ended Dillon Brooks’ Grizzlies career with this blowout.
It came out earlier this in this series that the Grizzlies previously explored moving on from Brooks this season. Brooks is an unrestricted free agent this offseason and it seems unlikely that he is re-signed by the Grizzlies this summer.
It is not the best look to trash talk one of the greatest players in NBA history, blame everyone else for the backlash he was receiving, and then get absolutely embarrassed when the season was on the line. It is probably a good thing that the Lakers lost Game 5 as they allowed their fans to cheer in person for Brooks’ downfall.
Anthony Davis wasn’t pulling any punches for Brooks, either. Davis looked right into the camera and belted out a familiar phrase that every Lakers fan is going to echo towards Brooks.
Up next for the Lakers will be either the Golden State Warriors or Sacramento Kings. Sacramento beat Golden State on Friday, extending that series to seven games.
Los Angeles is getting some much-needed rest before what will be a high-powered series against, both with the days off between series and in the closing minutes of this blowout win.