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.
Los Angeles Lakers:
-JaVale McGee (coach’s decision)
-J.R. Smith (coach’s decision)
-Udonis Haslem (coach’s decision)
-Meyers Leonard (coach’s decision)
-Gabe Vincent (knee)
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.