Lakers dominate Grizzlies in Game 6 to advance to second round

Anthony Davis led the Lakers to a 125-85 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6, securing their spot in the second round of the playoffs. LeBron James scored 22 points and D’Angelo Russell had a career playoff-high 31 points, while the Lakers demonstrated their capabilities when both James and Davis are healthy. The Grizzlies struggled, with Ja Morant only scoring 10 points and the team missing several injured regulars. The Lakers will face the winner of Sunday’s Game 7 between Sacramento and defending champion Golden State in the next round.

The Lakers clinched their first-round upset of the Grizzlies with a 125-85 victory in Game 6. Anthony Davis had 16 points, 14 rebounds, and blocked five shots, while D’Angelo Russell scored a career playoff-high 31 points.

LeBron James scored 22 points. The Lakers won all three of their home games in the series, demonstrating their capabilities when James and Davis are both healthy.

The Lakers now face the winner of Sunday’s game between Sacramento and defending champion Golden State. The Grizzlies’ Ja Morant’s injured hand appeared to hamper his shot, and they lost their two best 3-point shooters due to injuries, further hurting their depth on a roster that already missed injured regulars Steven Adams and Brandon Clarke.