The Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers are battling in the Western Conference semifinals.
Currently, the series is tied at 1-1, the Game 3 is on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Golden State is looking to reclaim home-court advantage by getting a win on the road, while the Lakers are two home wins away from taking a commanding 3-1 lead.
NBA analyst Ryan Hollins said on The Herd that whoever wins Game 3 will win the series.
“Whoever wins this Game 3 wins the series.”
— @TheRyanHollins on Lakers-Warriors shifting to Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/4BRLAHrlA8
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 5, 2023
Hollins mentioned how Game 3 is the momentum shifter and can give whoever wins extreme confidence.
Also, both Hollins and Cowherd think the X-factor for the Lakers is Anthony Davis.
He has to play well for the Lakers to have a chance to win.
In Game 2, Davis was completely shut down by Golden State.
He scored a measly 11 points and was held to 5-11 shooting.
You can expect Davis to be much more aggressive looking for his shot in Game 3.
Golden State was a terrible road team during the regular season, but they won two road games in their last series.
The Warriors have to win one of these next two games if they want any chance of advancing.
Stephen Curry is usually due for a monster-scoring performance at least once a series.
That has not come yet.
He was used much more as a distributor in Game 2 and that led the Warriors to a 27-point win.
Expect to see Curry get going from a scoring perspective and that could be all Golden State needs to move on.
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