LeBron James inspires the LA Lakers to a series victory over the Golden State Warriors

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry (right) embrace after the game.

(CNN) – when LeBron James Anything is possible with the team. The LA Lakers The star turned in a commanding performance Friday to help the Lakers reach the Western Conference finals.

The 38-year-old had 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists as the Lakers snapped a 4-2 deficit in the best-of-seven series with a 122-101 Game 6 win over the defending champion Golden State Warriors in LA.

It was a remarkable turnaround for the seventh-ranked Lakers

They’ll next face the top-seeded Denver Nuggets on the road in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Tuesday, an ever-closer shot at the NBA Finals.

For the Warriors — winners of four of the last eight NBA titles — it was their first Western Conference series loss under Steve Kerr. Stephen Curry contributed 32 points, but it wasn’t enough against the inspired Lakers.

Anthony Davis added 17 points and 20 rebounds as the Lakers extended their postseason record to 7-0 at home.

Elsewhere, the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 96-92 in Game 6 of their series in Florida, becoming the first eighth seed to reach the conference finals in 24 years.

Miami will play either the Philadelphia 76ers or the Boston Celtics, who will play in a Game 7 series on Sunday.

Jimmy Butler scored 24 points with eight rebounds and four assists, while Bam Adebayo added 23 points for 76.

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