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The Lakers hold the Heat off, 106-93, winning the NBA championship

The Lakers hold the Heat off, 106-93, winning the NBA championship

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Tonight marks the sixth game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat in their best-of-seven playoff series.  The Heat are coming fresh off of a 111-108 win that achieved on Friday.  They will hope to stay alive and force a Game 7 tonight.

INACTIVES:

Los Angeles Lakers:

-JaVale McGee (coach’s decision)
-J.R. Smith (coach’s decision)
-Talen Horton-Tucker
-Devontae Cacok
-Dion Waiters
-Kostas Antetokounmpo

Miami Heat:

-Udonis Haslem (coach’s decision)
-Meyers Leonard (coach’s decision)
-Chris Silva
-Gabe Vincent (knee)
-KZ Okpala
-Kyle Alexander

GAMETIME:

The Los Angeles Lakers would have complete control of things in the first half as they shot 54% from the field, limiting the Miami Heat to 34% shooting.  Anthony Davis scored 15 points while recording 5 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks.  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also had 15 points which included two three-pointers in the second period.

LeBron James contributed with 11 points while grabbing 9 rebounds, dishing out 6 assists, and committing one steal.  Alex Caruso scored four points while Danny Green had a three-pointer in the first quarter.  Rajon Rondo played the most minutes off of the bench as he had 13 points.

As for the South Beach ball club, both Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder scored eight points each.  Duncan Robinson had two three-pointers in the first quarter as he dished out one assist.  Bam Adebayo had five points, four rebounds and three assists while Tyler Herro was stuck with just two points.  Kendrick Nunn played 10 minutes off of the bench as he had five points but it was the Lakers who went into halftime with 64-36 lead, the largest halftime lead in NBA Finals history.

The Heat attempted to make a comeback as they went on a huge 57-42 run, shooting 53%.  During that run, Adebayo scored 20 more points while missing just two shots.  He also had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks while Herro had five points, including a three-pointer.  Crowder, Butler and Robinson scored four points each.  Kelly Olynyk played the most minutes off of the bench as he had nine points.

On the other end of the floor, James added 17 more points to his scoring total while knocking down a three-pointer in the process.  He also had 5 rebounds and 4 assists while Green chalked up eight points.  Davis had four points to go along with 10 rebounds and 2 assists.

Caldwell-Pope threw up two points while Caruso was kept scoreless.  Rondo played 16 minutes off of the bench but only had six points as the Lakers held on to defeat the Heat, 106-93, winning the NBA championship.  LeBron James finished the game with 28 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal.  Bam Adebayo finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks.

The Heat slide by the Lakers with a 111-108 win, forcing a Game 6

The Heat slide by the Lakers with a 111-108 win, forcing a Game 6

Friday, October 9, 2020

Tonight marks the fifth game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers in their best-of-seven playoff series.  The Lakers are coming fresh off of a 102-96 win on Tuesday and will look to win the series and the championship tonight.

INACTIVES:

Miami Heat:

-Udonis Haslem (coach’s decision)
-Solomon Hill (coach’s decision)
-Derrick Jones (coach’s decision)
-Meyers Leonard (coach’s decision)
-Kelly Olynyk (coach’s decision)
-Chris Silva (coach’s decision)
-Gabe Vincent (knee)
-KZ Okpala
-Kyle Alexander
-Goran Dragic (foot)

Los Angeles Lakers:

-JaVale McGee (coach’s decision)
-Quinn Cook (coach’s decision)
-Jared Dudley (coach’s decision)
-J.R. Smith (coach’s decision)
-Talen Horton-Tucker
-Devontae Cacok
-Dion Waiters
-Kostas Antetokounmpo

GAMETIME:

The game would be held close in the first half as the Los Angeles Lakers shot 56% from the field while the Miami Heat shot 47%.  Jimmy Butler got hot with 22 points which included a three-pointer in the second quarter.  He also had 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals while Duncan Robinson gave 10 points, including two three-pointers.

Tyler Herro scored eight points while drilling two three-pointers in the second period.  Bam Adebayo had five points to go along with 3 rebounds and 2 assists.  Jae Crowder scored four points.  Kendrick Nunn played the most minutes off of the bench as he had 11 points.

As for the Lakers, LeBron James dropped 21 points while knocking down 3 three-pointers in the second quarter.  He also collected 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and one steal while Anthony Davis contributed with 13 points.  While scoring those 13 points, Davis also grabbed 7 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, committed 2 steals, and blocked one shot.

Former San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green dropped five points which contained a three-pointer in the first quarter.  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also had five points while Dwight Howard was kept scoreless.  Kyle Kuzma played 15 minutes off of the bench but only had five points as the Heat went into halftime with a 60-56 lead.

The game was kept competitive in the second half as the Lakers scored a total of 52 points while the Heat scored 51.  Robinson chalked up 16 points, earning of them from beyond the arc.  Butler added 13 more points to his scoring total while recording 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and a block.  Adebayo, Crowder, and Herro all combined for a total of 19 points.  Nunn played 10 minutes off of the bench but only had a three-pointer.

On the other end of the floor, James stayed hot for 19 points, knocking down 3 three-pointers in the process.  He also had 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals while Davis helped out with 15 points.  Caldwell-Pope had 11 points while Green and Howard combined for just five points.  Markieff Morris played the most minutes off of the bench but was kept scoreless as the Heat held on for a 111-108 win, making the series 3-2.

Jimmy Butler finished the game with 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, a playoff career-high-tying 5 steals, and one block.  LeBron James finished with 40 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals.

So…what’s next?

The Miami Heat will look to even the series up at 3-3 as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

The Lakers hand the Nuggets a 117-107 loss, advancing to the NBA Finals

The Lakers hand the Nuggets a 117-107 loss, advancing to the NBA Finals

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tonight marks the fifth game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets in their best-of-seven playoff series.  The Lakers won the previous matchup as they handed the Nuggets a 114-108 loss.  During that game, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, dished out 3 assists, and committed 3 steals.  The Lakers will look to win the series and advance to the NBA Finals tonight.

INACTIVES:

Denver Nuggets:

-Keita Bates-Diop (coach’s decision)
-Bol Bol (coach’s decision)
-Troy Daniels (coach’s decision)
-Noah Vonleh
-Vlatko Cancar (foot)
-Tyler Cook
-Will Barton (knee)

Los Angeles Lakers:

-Quinn Cook (coach’s decision)
-Jared Dudley (coach’s decision)
-J.R. Smith (coach’s decision)
-Devontae Cacok
-Kostas Antetokounmpo
-Dion Waiters (groin)
-Talen Horton-Tucker

GAMETIME:

The Los Angeles Lakers will have control of things in the first half as they shot 57% from the field, limiting the Denver Nuggets to 42%.  LeBron James got hot with 16 points while recording 7 rebounds and 6 assists.  Anthony Davis had just nine points but managed to give out two assists while committing two steals.

Former Washington Wizards’ center Dwight Howard contributed with six points on a perfect 100% shooting.  He also had five rebounds while Danny Green had five points.  Georgia-native Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was kept scoreless but managed to record one rebound and one assist.  Alex Caruso played the most minutes off of the bench as he had 11 points.

On the other end of the floor, Nikola Jokic chalked up nine points which included a three-point shot in the first period.  He also had one rebound, one assist, and a steal while Jamal Murray gave eight points on 37% shooting.

Jerami Grant had four points to go along with four rebounds and one assist while Gary Harris had a three-pointer.  Harris also recorded two defensive rebounds while Paul Millsap had two points, which all came from the charity stripe.  Former Brooklyn Nets Mason Plumlee played 15 minutes off of the bench but only had seven points as the Lakers went into halftime with a 61 to 51 advantage.

Although the Nuggets started to claw back in the second half, the Lakers still had control as they shot 51% from the field.  James stayed hot as he dropped 22 more points which contained a three-pointer in the last quarter.  He also had nine rebounds, four assists and a steal while Davis contributed with 18 points on 50% shooting.

Danny Green was able to knock down two three-pointers while Dwight Howard had three points, four rebounds, and two blocks.  Caldwell-Pope was kept to just two points.  Caruso played 12 minutes off of the bench but was held scoreless.

As for the Denver ball club, Grant chalked up 16 points which included two three-pointers in the third period.  He also had five rebounds, one steal, and a block.  Murray, Jokic, and Millsap all had eleven points each while Harris was kept scoreless.  Monte Morris played the most minutes off of the bench but only had four points as the Lakers held on to beat the Nuggets, 117-107, advancing to the NBA Finals.

LeBron James finished the game with 38 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.  Jerami Grant settled for 20 points, a playoff career-high-tying 9 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and a block.

The Lakers grab their seventh straight win against the Heat, 95-80

The Lakers grab their seventh straight win against the Heat, 95-80

With a 6-1 record, the Los Angeles Lakers are sitting at the top of the Western Conference and they hope to keep that spot as they battle the Miami Heat tonight at the Staples Center.  They are currently on a six-game win streak, looking to grab a seventh straight victory tonight.  The Heat have been very impressive this season, as well.  They are sitting with a 6-2 record, hoping to grab a second consecutive win tonight.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY:

The Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers have battled each other a grand total of 62 times in the past as the Heat defeated the Lakers 27 times while the Lakers won 35 matchups.

INACTIVES:

Miami Heat:

-Udonis Haslem (coach’s decision)
-Derrick Jones (hip; 7.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 0.5 APG, 60.0 FG%, 25.0 3P%)
-KZ Okpala (Achilles; 0.0 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 0.0 APG)
-Dion Waiters (illness)
-Daryl Macon (G-League; 0.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG)
-Justise Winslow (concussion; 13.8 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 4.8 APG, 38.9 FG%, 25.0 3P%)

Los Angeles Lakers:

-DeMarcus Cousins (knee)
-Jared Dudley (coach’s decision; 1.2 PPG, 0.4 RPG, 0.2 APG, 66.7 FG%, 100.0 3P%)
-Talen Horton-Tucker (coach’s decision)
-Rajon Rondo (calf)
-Zach Norvell (G-League; 0.0 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 0.0 APG, 0.0 FG%)
-Kostas Antetokounmpo (G-League; 0.0 PPG, 0.5 RPG, 0.0 APG)

GAMETIME:

The beginning of the game would be held close as the Miami Heat shot thirty-seven percent from the field while the Los Angeles Lakers completed forty-three percent of their shots.  Anthony Davis scored 16 points while missing only one of his eight shots attempted.  He recorded six rebounds, as well, along with two assists, two steals, and two blocks.  Former Miami Heat superstar LeBron James was kept to just five points but nailed a three-pointer in the first quarter.

Avery Bradley, who is coming off an injury, chalked up six points on sixty percent shooting.  He also had four rebounds and two assists while Danny Green had a trey at the beginning of the game.  JaVale McGee was kept to just two points but had three rebounds and one block.  Kyle Kuzma played the most minutes off the bench but had just five points.

As for the visiting team, four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler got hot for 11 points but shot only thirty-seven percent from the field.  He also had two rebounds, two assists, and one steal while Kendrick Nunn earned eight points.  Bam Adebayo had five points while Duncan Robinson hit a three-pointer in the second quarter.  Goran Dragic played 15 minutes off the bench as he had 11 points but it was the Lakers who went into halftime with a close 48-46 lead.

The California ball club would take over in the second half as they went on a 47-34 run, shooting forty-six percent from the field, holding the Heat to thirty-two percent shooting.  James got hot for 20 points, burying three shots from beyond the arc in the process.  He also had three rebounds and two assists while Anthony Davis helped out with 10 points on forty-four percent shooting.

McGee contributed with seven points and seven rebounds while Bradley had a three-pointer near the end of the game.  Danny Green had held to just one point, which was earned from the charity stripe.  Virginia-native Troy Daniels played 10 minutes off the bench but was held scoreless.

On the other end of the court, Butler gave 11 points while Adebayo had six points.  Both Duncan Robinson and Meyers Leonard were held scoreless while Nunn had just two points.  Dragic played the most minutes off the bench as he had eight but it was the home team who came away with a 95-80 victory, earning their seventh straight win.  Anthony Davis finished with 26 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks while Jimmy Butler had 22 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.

So…what’s next?

The Miami Heat will host Andre Drummond (21.9 PPG, 18.6 RPG, 3.1 APG, 58.2 FG%, 00.0 3P%) and the Detroit Pistons (4-5) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.  The Los Angeles Lakers will host Pascal Siakam (25.6 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 3.6 APG, 50.0 FG%, 38.9 3P%) and the Toronto Raptors (5-2) on Sunday at 9:30 p.m.

Davis’ Laker debut is spoiled as the Clippers hand the Lakers a 112-102 loss

Davis’ Laker debut is spoiled as the Clippers hand the Lakers a 112-102 loss

This offseason was one for the books.  With all the trades and team moves that took place this year, none are more exciting than the new additions to the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers.  This offseason, the Clippers signed defending champion and Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and traded a record number of draft picks for Paul George.  This move put the Clippers as favorites to win it all as they have two great defenders and scorers at the head with a bunch of other great defensive players behind them.

As for their rival, the Lakers, they hired Frank Vogel as head coach for the team with Jason Kidd as his assistant.  On the court, the Lakers acquired Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to pair with three-time champion LeBron James.  In return, the Pelicans received Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, and three first-round draft picks.  They also added Dwight Howard, Avery Bradley, DeMarcus Cousins, Jared Dudley, and Danny Green.

As the season starts, the Lakers and the Clippers will battle tonight for the upper hand in this season matchup.  This game will mark the first of four meetings between these two ball clubs this season.  Last year, they split the season series at two apiece.  Overall, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers met a total of 220 times with the Lakers winning 148 games and the Clippers grabbing 72.

INACTIVES:

Los Angeles Lakers:

-Kostas Antetokounmpo (coach’s decision)
-Alex Caruso (coach’s decision)
-Zach Norvell (coach’s decision)
-Kyle Kuzma (ankle)
-Talen Horton-Tucker (foot)
-Rajon Rondo (calf)
-DeMarcus Cousins (knee)

Los Angeles Clippers:

-Mfiondu Kabengele (coach’s decision)
-Terance Mann (coach’s decision)
-Johnathan Motley (coach’s decision)
-Jerome Robinson (coach’s decision)
-Amir Coffey (ankle)
-Derrick Walton
-Paul George (rehab)
-Rodney McGruder (ankle)

GAMETIME:

The Los Angeles Clippers would have the upper hand in the majority of the first half as they shot fifty-seven percent from the field, keeping the Los Angeles Lakers at forty-six percent.  Kawhi Leonard got hot for 20 points as he hit eight of his eleven shots attempted.  He had a three-pointer early in the second quarter as he collected three rebounds and gave out three assists.

Former Philadelphia 76ers’ guard Landry Shamet helped out with five points which included a three-pointer in the second period.  Patrick Beverley was held to just two points but was able to record seven rebounds, three assists, and one block.  Three-time Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams contributed with 13 points off of the bench.

On the other end of the court, Anthony Davis chalked up eighteen points on forty-five percent shooting.  He also grabbed four rebounds, threw out two assists, committed one steal, and blocked one shot.  LeBron James helped out with 14 points which held a three-pointer in the second quarter.  He also had four rebounds, four assists, and one steal.

Washington-native Avery Bradley had five points, missing only one of his three shots attempted.  Two-time NBA champion Danny Green had a three-pointer at the beginning of the game while JaVale McGee had just two points.  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was held scoreless as he played the most minutes off the bench while the Clippers went into halftime with a 62 to 54 advantage.

The Clippers would still impress in the second half as they shot forty-six percent from the field while the Lakers shot forty-one percent.  Leonard added 10 more points to his scoring total but only shot twenty-five percent from the field.  Leonard also recorded three more rebounds, two more assists, and two steals while Williams helped out with eight points.  Montrezl Harrell played eighteen minutes off of the bench as he had twelve points.

As for the Lakers, Danny Green got extremely hot for twenty-five points as he missed only one shot out of the ten taken.  He also had six three-pointers and four rebounds.  Anthony Davis and LeBron James disappeared in the second half as they went for a combined eleven points.  Caldwell-Pope was still held scoreless off of the bench as the Los Angeles Clippers spoiled Davis’ Laker debut, 112-102.  Kawhi Leonard finished the game with 30 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and one block while Danny Green had 28 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and one block.

So…what’s next?

The Los Angeles Clippers will battle Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. at the new Chase Center.  The Los Angeles Lakers will host Mike Conley and the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center on Friday at 10:30 p.m.