Netease Sports reported on September 25:
In this game, the Nuggets made 20 of 23 free throws, the Lakers made 28 of 35 free throws, 12 fewer free throws than the Lakers, and 8 fewer free throws. In the past two games, their free throws have surpassed the Lakers.
"I will react to this problem through the right channels like the Lakers, to get more free throws." Malone complained.
After the last game, the Lakers collected materials about LeBron’s too few free throws in the Western Conference Finals so far, and appealed to the league, hoping that he could get the due whistles in the future. In the first three games of the Western Conference Finals, LeBron only scored 10 free throws. In the first two games, he scored four free throws. In the third game, there were only two free throws.
As a result, in this game, the effect was immediate. LeBron scored 14 free throws and made 11 free throws, 4 more than the total number of free throws in the previous 3 games.
However, Malone also admitted that their loss was more because the Lakers scored too many two offenses. This one scored 25 points, and their rebounds were also crushed by opponents 41-33.
Lakers defeat the Nuggets with a total score of 3 to 1