Posted On: 02/13/20 4:47 AM

LYNWOOD — The CIF Southern Section Division 2A playoffs kicked off on Wednesday with an array of must-see games. One of them was a rematch between the San Gabriel Valley League champions Lynwood Knights and the Gardena Serra Cavaliers. The two met earlier in the season back in December when Lynwood won by a close 73–71 final score.

The sequel matchup delivered as expected. In the end, Lynwood pulled away with a nail-biting 53–50 win to advance to the second round of the playoffs. In a game filled with high-intensity sequences and exhilarating basketball, there were four key players who stood out the most.

2021 guard Christian JohnsonChristianJohnson6'0" | PGLynwood | 2021State - Lynwood

Watching Christian “Bam” Johnson for the second time this season, the 2021 guard impressed even more on offense. 

Fresh off of his double-double showing against Dominguez in the league clincher last week, Johnson led the way once again in the playoff duel against Serra. He recorded 21 points, four rebounds and five assists in a polished offensive performance.

Johnson was the primary ball-handler for Lynwood. He ran the offensive sets and played the role of a combo guard. His ability to find teammates in open space created shots.

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