Devin Booker and the Suns beat’s LA in Game 1, 99 – 90

NBA – the 2nd seed Phoenix Suns host the 7th seed and defending NBA Champion LA Lakers in Game 1 of their best of seven series at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Prior to the game, The Lakers go through first in the newly format Play – In Tournament where they face the Golden State Warriors and beat them to advance to the post season and take the 7th seed and face the well rested 2nd seed Phoenix Suns.

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In the game, the Lakers made the first basket of the series and manage to put a 5 point lead 15 – 10 halfway through in the early quarter. Suns made a 22 – 10 run to take the 1st quarter up by 7 points 32 – 25.

In the 2nd quarter, The Suns able to up their lead to double digit twice while the Lakers are just playing catch for most of the quarter. The Suns win the quarter 21 – 20 to lead the Half up by 8 points, 53 – 45.

In the 3rd quarter, The Suns posted their biggest lead, 15 points and win the quarter 28 – 23 extending their lead to 13 points at the end of the quarter 81 – 68.

In the 4th and final quarter, The Lakers able to cut the lead into single digit but the Suns hang on and take Game 1, 99 – 90 to take 1 – 0 series lead.

Devin Booker leads the Suns with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists while LeBron James leads the Lakers with 18 points, 10 assist and 7 rebounds.

The Lakers are in a similar situation last post season where they lost in Game 1 over the Portland Trail Blazer and win the next 4 games. Will the Lakers do the same?

Game 2 is scheduled Wednesday, May 26 (PH TIME) Lakers vs Suns a Phoenix Suns Arena.