After 10 years the Los Angeles Lakers are back to the Western Conference Finals

NBA – The Los Angeles Lakers finally ended their drought of not reaching the NBA Western Conference Finals since the 2009 – 2010 NBA Season after dominating the #3 seed the Houston Rockets in a blown out win 119 – 96 in Game 5 in Orlando, Florida at the Bubble.

The Lakers are in complete control of Game 5 from start to finish led by their 4 – time MVP and top candidate in this year MVP race LeBron James as early in the 1st quarter.

In this 1st quarter the Lakers outscored the Rockets 35 – 20, the Lakers posted their first double digit lead 13 – 2 with 8:34 in the early quarter. The Lakers lead ballooned to 22 points with 3:01 to go.

In the 2nd quarter, The Rockets came back strong in the quarter cuts the Lakers lead into single point 28 – 35 after falling by as much 20 points. Lakers regain their double digit lead at the half 62 – 51.

LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring with 19 points while James Harden also scored 19 points for the Rockets.

In the 3rd quarter, The Rockets able to cut the lead again into single digit 59 – 65 Lakers just up by 6 points with 10:25 to go, but again the Lakers regain control of the game and push through their lead up to 25 points 94 – 69 at the end of the 3rd.

In the 4th quarter, The Lakers never let the Rockets get back in the game as they control the entire quarter and finish the regulation 119 – 96 Lakers by 23 points.

The Lakers win the last four games, Game’s 2, 3, 4 and 5 to take the series after losing Game 1 just like the first round where they lost Game 1, to the Portland Trailblazers. The Lakers are now 8 – 2 in the Playoffs.

James Harden leads all scorers with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assist while LeBron James missed another potential triple double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assist in just 31 minutes of games played.

Meanwhile, in 2010 It is also the same year that the Lakers won their last championship in Kobe Bryant’s era. This year the Lakers will have their chance of returning into the finals whomever they face between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets?