PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns made LeBron James look away.
Riding an orange wave of support in the desert, the Suns sent the four-time league MVP to the locker room early and took control of their first-round playoff series with a 115-85 dismantling of the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
I’m sure he’ll be back right??? There’s over 5 minutes left in the game! pic.twitter.com/jyXs80G0Ox
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) June 2, 2021
The Suns lead 3-2, one win shy of becoming the first team in 15 tries to send James packing in the first round of the playoffs.
“There’s nobody that’s scared of the moment,” Suns guard Devin Booker said. “We’re a confident team.”
The Suns won in Los Angeles on Sunday to tie the series and went right at the Anthony Davis-less Lakers in front of a revved-up crowd in Game 5.