Austin Reaves and LeBron James have been playing beautiful music together this season, especially in the playoffs. In the second quarter of Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies, Reaves’ connection with James was on full display.
Here are the two finishing a fastbreak with aplomb:
After “King James” batted away a lob by Xavier Tillman for Jaren Jackson Jr., a streaking Reaves raced to the Lakers’ end of the court. Knowing the four-time MVP was trailing him, the former undrafted rookie tossed a no-look alley-oop to James.
The 38-year-old superstar showed that he still has springs in those legs with a high-flying catch before laying the ball in. LeBron James’ basket cut the Memphis Grizzlies’ lead to 56-44 with 3:16 left in the second quarter.
Austin Reaves continues to be 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 supported LeBron James, who had the first 20-point and 20-rebound performance of his 20-year career.
Reaves continues to come up big for the Lakers in Game 5. He is up to 10 points heading into halftime.