Wednesday sparked an exciting day in sports for the city of Los Angeles as the Dodgers and Lakers kicked off their post-season series simultaneously. Both teams began their journey to becoming MLB and NBA champions strong as they each got the result they wanted. 

Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers came out victorious in their series openers on Wednesday night. The Dodgers played Game 1 of the MLB Wild Card Round against Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers. Corey Seagar’s home run helped the Dodgers edge the Brewers 4-2 in the series opener.

LeBron James and the red hot Lakers were able to begin their NBA Finals series with a dominant performance as they topped the Miami Heat 116-98. Playing against his former team on Wednesday night proved to be an extra bit of motivation for James as he finished the game with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 assists. The Lakers are now three wins away from winning their 17th NBA championship, which would put them level with the Boston Celtics with the most titles in league history. 

The two teams playing in playoff games on the same night has never happened before, and may never end up happening again after the seasons end. This historic night ended happily for both teams and the city of Los Angeles as they cheered on their teams from home, since they cannot attend either game due to COVID-19. 

The Dodgers and Brewers will face each other again for Game 2 of the MLB Wild Card Round on Thursday night at 7:08 PM PST. The Lakers, on the other hand, will face the Heat for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday at 6 PM PST.

Written ByMatt Almeida

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