In a commanding performance, LeBron James led the Los Angeles Lakers (14-9) to a resounding 133-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans (12-11), earning a spot in the NBA In-Season Tournament Final.

With 30 points in under three quarters, James showcased his prowess, propelling the Lakers to face the surprising Indiana Pacers in the championship game.

Contributions from Austin Reaves (17 points), Anthony Davis (16 points, 15 rebounds), and Taurean Prince (15 points) bolstered the Lakers’ well-rounded performance.

Although the Pelicans led 30-29 after the first quarter, James took charge in the second, scoring the Lakers’ first 11 points and transforming a one-point deficit into a 40-33 lead.

The Lakers, with three consecutive wins and four victories in their last five games, have found a winning formula.