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.