LeBron James inspires LA Lakers to series win over Golden State Warriors

The LA Lakers star put in a commanding performance Friday to help the Lakers reach the Western Conference finals.

The 38-year-old scored 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as the Lakers eliminated defending champions Golden State Warriors with a 122-101 Game 6 win in LA for an unassailable 4-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.

It is a remarkable turnaround for the seventh seeded Lakers who had started the season 2-10 before several trades helped turn around their season.

They will next face top seeds Denver Nuggets on the road in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday with a place in the NBA Finals an ever-closer possibility.

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Anthony Davis added 17 points and 20 rebounds as the Lakers extended their postseason record at home to 7-0.

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