LeBron James Apr 24, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) reacts after blocking a shot against Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) during the first half in game four of the 2023 NBA playoffs at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies in an incredibly important Game 4 matchup. As usual, the Lakers relied on LeBron James to help lead them to a victory, and he certainly did not disappoint.

James made a number of big shots to keep the Lakers in a very close game at the end of regulation.

Memphis had a two-point lead with just 6.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. But as LeBron James has done so many times in his legendary career, he tied the game with a clutch layup to force overtime.

His impressive play carried over to overtime, where he made another clutch basket to help seal the victory. With a three-point lead, James finished a layup with Dillon Brooks on him to give the Lakers a five-point lead that they would not relinquish.

His final stat line put him in some rare company in terms of great performances in NBA Playoffs history. He finished the game with 22 points along with 20 rebounds and seven assists.

This marks the first time that a Lakers player has recorded a 20-20 game in the postseason since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004. He is also the oldest player to do so in NBA history.

Doing this in his 20th NBA season is absolutely unreal, and the NBA world had plenty to say about this unbelievable stat.

More importantly for Lakers fans is that they were able to come away with a huge victory to take a 3-1 lead in the series over the Grizzlies. They will look to close them out in Game 5 when the two teams face off on Wednesday night.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.