Orlando (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers have moved into the final of the Western Conference of the North American basketball league NBA.

Led by NBA superstar LeBron James, who put up 29 points and eleven rebounds on Saturday (local time), the Lakers beat the Houston Rockets 119-96.

The series decided the Californians with 4-1 victories for themselves.

Los Angeles significantly expanded its lead in both the first and third quarters.

In addition to James, five other Lakers professionals achieved double-digit points.

In the Rockets, James Harden defended himself with 30 points, but the Texans lacked quality in terms of breadth.

In the closing stages, Houston’s Russell Westbrook vented his anger when he messed with a spectator in the hall.

According to a media report by ESPN, it is said to have been the brother of Lakers player Rajon Rondo.

After the battle of words, William Rondo was escorted out of the hall by security personnel.

Some guests are allowed to play games that otherwise take place under Corona conditions without fans.

In the semi-finals, the 16-time champion will face either city rivals Los Angeles Clippers or the Denver Nuggets.

The decision could be made on Sunday evening (CEST).

With a win, the Clippers, who lead 3-2 in the series, would reach the final of the Western Conference.

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