LeBron James owns Russell Westbrook in Game 1 of Lakers-Rockets playoff matchup

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James destroyed Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook in Game 1 of Friday night's NBA Western Conference semifinal playoff matchup.

LeBron James stuffs Russell Westbrook, Lakers vs Rockets Game 1 9/4/2020

James put Westbrook on a poster by dunking on him in the first half (and drawing the foul), then swatting him twice in the second half, making for some impressive highlights.

James finished with 20 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and those two monster blocks on Westbrook. However, Westbrook had the last laugh with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists as the Rockets beat the Lakers 112-97 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

According to most experts, the Lakers still have strong odds to win the NBA championship despite losing the opening game of the series. However, another win by the Rockets would certainly change that. This scenario is playing out in the Eastern Conference as the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks have seen their odds nosedive as the Miami Heat has taken a 3-0 lead. This turn of events certainly fits into the 2020 narrative.

[Bleacher Report]
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