LeBron James loses head, ELBOWS Aaron Gordon in neck during historic performance

James scores 31 points in first half, but gets into a scuffle with Gordon as Lakers trail Nuggets 3-0.


LeBron James loses head, ELBOWS Aaron Gordon in neck during historic performance

LeBron James and Aaron Gordon get into a scuffle during the second quarter of Game 4 (Via Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

LeBron James and Aaron Gordon had a heated exchange in the second quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night. The two players got tangled up in the paint and shoved each other before being separated by their teammates.

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The incident occurred when James was trying to post up Gordon in the low block. Gordon fouled James hard and grabbed his arm. James tried to free himself and pushed Gordon’s neck with his forearm.

The heated exchange late in the second quarter resulted in double technicals for both stars. They avoided ejection, but they will have to watch their emotions in the second half. James was on fire in the first half, dropping 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting, including four triples and a lucky bounce that turned into a bucket. He also added six boards and four dimes.

James’ performance helped the Lakers build a 15-point cushion at the break. The Lakers are facing elimination, trailing 3-0 in the series. They need a miracle comeback to make NBA Finals this season.

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LeBron James’ Lakers facing elimination in Game 4 against the Nuggets

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (Via Getty Images)
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (Via Getty Images)

Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray have been a dynamic duo for the Nuggets, dominating the Lakers in this series. Jokic stuffed the stat sheet with 10 points, six boards, and eight dimes in the first half, while Murray dropped 18 points, one rebound, and five assists.

The Nuggets have been on fire from the floor, hitting 51% of their shots and 34.8% of their triples. The Lakers have even more efficiency as they are shooting 53.1% from the field and a scorching 63.6% from beyond the arc.

The Lakers are in unfamiliar territory, facing elimination being down 3-0. They will need to dig deep and show their championship DNA to avoid a stunning upset by the Nuggets. Can James lead the Lakers to a Game 5? Or will Gordon and the Nuggets make history and complete the comeback? Keep checking it here for more updates on this thrilling game.

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