LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Lakers have made it to the Western Conference for the first time in ten years after the Lakers’ LeBron James led the team past the Houston Rockets.
The Lakers came out on top, beating the Denver Nuggets 126-114 in Game 1, which aired Friday at 6 p.m. PT.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no fans were physically present at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex but ticket-holders were still watching from home.
The Nuggets made it to the Western Conference Finals after overcoming a 3-1 deficit and the Los Angeles Clippers getting eliminated from the playoffs.
“The Lakers will always own Los Angeles!! It will never change,” Magic Johnson, a five-time NBA champion tweeted earlier this week.
As for the Nuggets, they also made history by making it to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2009, when they lost to the Lakers, 4-2. They’re also the first NBA team to rally from two 3-1 series deficits in the same postseason.