Austin Reaves and LeBron James have been making beautiful music together this season, especially in the playoffs. In the second quarter of Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies, Reaves’ connection to James was on full display.
Here are the two finishing off a counter with aplomb:
After “King James” parried a lob from Xavier Tillman to Jaren Jackson Jr., a speedy Reaves ran to the Lakers’ end of the court. Knowing the four-time MVP was tailing him, the former undrafted rookie alley-ooped him without looking at James.
The 38-year-old superstar showed he still has springs in those legs with a high-flying catch before dunking the ball. LeBron James’ basket cut the Memphis Grizzlies’ lead to 56-44 with 3:16 left in the second. room.
Austin Reaves is still a big part of the LA Lakers supporting cast
Austin Reaves led the LA Lakers in scoring in Game 4 with 23 points. He ably backed up LeBron James, who had the first 20-point, 20-rebound performance of his 20-year career.
Reaves continues to triumph for the Lakers in Game 5. He is down to 10 points before halftime.