The los angeles lakers did something no other team in the West has been able to do of late: eliminate the golden state warriors. Behind 30 points from LeBron James and a standout performance from Austin Reeves that included a buzzer-beating heave before halftime, the Lakers beat the Warriors 122-101 in Game 6 on Friday. The Lakers won the Western Conference semifinals series 4-2 and advance to face the top-seeded Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals starting on Tuesday.
The Warriors will enter the offseason with questions regarding player contracts, front-office personnel decisions and more. The core of the Championship is aging, and after last season's title run, a significant overhaul may be needed to reach the summit again.