LeBron compliments Lakers' supporting cast following Game 1 triumph.

The Los Angeles Lakers led the Memphis Grizzlies by six points in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday.

Neither LeBron James nor Anthony Davis attempted a shot in the first 11 minutes of the fourth quarter.

Despite this, Los Angeles won 128-112 owing to a reserve player and a player who went undrafted out of college only two years ago.

Rui Hachimura scored nine of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, tying Mychal Thompson's Lakers franchise record for most points by a substitute in a playoff game.

In the fourth quarter, Austin Reaves scored 23 points on 5-for-5 shooting, including nine consecutive points late in the term.

"It was our supporting cast that won us the game tonight," James, who finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks, stated.

The Lakers needed more effort from their players in the second half since the game was in risk.

Davis, who finished the postseason with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 7 blocks, and 3 steals, becoming the only player to do it since Tim Duncan over two decades ago,

Was forced to leave the game late in the second quarter due to a stinger to his right shoulder.


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