THE Los Angeles Lakers have dethroned the Golden State Warriors in Game Six of the 2023 NBA Playoffs, 122-101, to reach the Western Conference Finals against top seeds Denver Nuggets.
LeBron James had his best scoring night of the entire series with a near triple-double of 30 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists in playoff win No. 41 for the King — the most by any player in NBA history.
Meanwhile, a shaky title defense came to an end for the Warriors as Steph Curry's game-high 32 points could not force a deciding Game 7 back in San Francisco.
And for the first time in 19 playoff series under Steve Kerr excluding the Finals, Golden State absorbed defeat to a Western Conference foe.
With a bubble rematch between the Lakers and Nuggets now set, see how fans reacted to a commanding series clincher for LeBron & Co.