Reaves and Hachimura lead Lakers to victory in Game 1 against Memphis
Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura combined for 52 points, including 23 in the fourth quarter, as the Lakers stole homecourt advantage in Game 1 against Memphis. Reaves' clutch performance included a game-winning dagger that he punctuated by screaming "I'm Him" as he ran back down the court.
Reaves, a rookie out of Oklahoma, has been a key contributor for the Lakers this season. He's averaging 8.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while shooting 38.6% from beyond the arc. His ability to knock down shots from deep and create his own shot off the dribble has made him a valuable asset for the Lakers.
Looking ahead to Game 2
The Lakers will look to build on their Game 1 victory when they take on Memphis in Game 2. Reaves and Hachimura will once again be key players for the Lakers as they look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. With their ability to score from all areas of the court, the Lakers will be a tough team to beat if they can continue to play at this level.