(CNN) Watch the great Hollywood star Jack Nicholson Los Angeles Lakers He had a dominant performance against the Memphis Grizzles Friday in Game 6 of the first round series.
The cameras have captured the embrace of longtime Lakers fans And chat with LeBron James Before the match in a moment that was widely shared on social media. According to ESPN, the 86-year-old actor hasn’t been seen in his usual seat at the Lakers arena since last season’s opener.
Determined to avoid a Game 7 in Memphis, the second-seeded Lakers beat the Grizzlies 125-85 to end the series. D’Angelo Russell shone with 31 points, a playoff-best career, while James added 22 points.
The Lakers led by 17 at halftime and entered the final half leading 100-67.
The seventh-seeded Lakers, who have won four of the six games, now await the winner of the series between the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors.
The Western Conference playoff series will go into the seventh and deciding game after the Kings beat the Warriors 118-99 in San Francisco on Friday.
A home win for the Kings, the third seed, on Sunday would mean their first win in the playoff series in 19 years and eliminate the defending champions.
Malik Monk scored 28 points for the Kings, Daron Fox finished with 26 points, including 11 assists, and Keegan Murray had 15 points. Steve Curry scored 29 points for a Warriors team that didn’t even come close to threatening the Kings.
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