Los Angeles 79-46 Miami; 4.10, in the second quarter
The Lakers in total control with about 16 minutes in the final buzzer and record-breaking 17th NBA Championship.
Los Angeles 71-43 Miami; 6.38, in the second quarter
One way traffic. Three lakers tied for game-high with 15 points:
- James: 15 points, 10 rebounds, six assists
- Davis: 15 points, seven rebounds, two blocked shots
- Calwell-Pop: 15 points, two rebounds
Los Angeles 69-37 Miami; 9.29, in the third quarter
Danny Green removed a three from the elbow to block the Lakers ’advantage to 32 points. Los Angeles is shooting 52% off the field and Miami at the other end (31% from the floor) is perfectly smooth. Total dominance.
The Labor’s 28-point advantage is the second widest half-time lead in the history of the NBA Finals. The biggest was Game 1 of the 1988 NBA Finals, the so-called Memorial Day Massacre, where the Boston Celtics reached a 148-114 victory over the Lakers on the break at 49-49.
Half time: Los Angeles 58-34 Miami
Noon put a lay-up on Miami’s final possession in the first half but increased the hit trail to 26 points after the second-quarter snowfall in Lakera. LeBron leads Los Angeles with 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Los Angeles 58-34 Miami; 49.6, in the second quarter
Caldwell-Pop hit a back-to-back thriller coming out of the timeout and the Lakers took the lead to 30. Miami barely shows pulse
Los Angeles 58-34 Miami; 2.57, in the second quarter
The game has moved completely away from Miami after Davis Duncan, a Calwell-Pope duo, and Caruso, a fast-paced James, helped form a quick legacy formula. The Lakers are throwing it and Miami just doesn’t have the answer.
Los Angeles 51-34 Miami; 2.57, in the second quarter
Butler misses one of two foul shots. Adabayo then missed two freebies in the next possession. Excitement missed seven free throws tonight after shooting so well throughout the series. Just destructive.
Los Angeles 51-32 Miami; 4.01, in the second quarter
The Lakers are playing championship defense, completely shutting down Miami on the offensive end. Calwell-Pope transforms an old-fashioned three-point play on the other end. After a lazy turnover of Nunn, Davis was fouled while shooting at the other end. Davis has drained both attempts and is now 27-27 from the final line (and has made his last 38 in the playoffs). There is something desperately needed here for the frustration of not keeping it away from these.
Los Angeles 42-27 Miami; 6.16, in the second quarter
Butler drains a 12-foot flutter but Caruso responds with a tip bucket at the other end, and Rondo pushes Laker’s lead 15 to hit another after some empty property.
Los Angeles 35-23 Miami; 10.00, in the second quarter
Butler has already missed four shots off the line tonight after shooting one of two free throws and an 8% shootout for the Miami Series, Game 5 has 21-for-22 (and 8 for 8 in the fourth quarter). Ronto answers with three pointers at the other end and the bench of experienced point guards has nine points in six minutes. Nun and Caruso (curiously) become the red-heated rondo, and both sides are vocal as the hero returns. The Lakers are in double numbers for the first time tonight, then a LeBron bucket moves to 12 and the hit call is a deadline.
First Quarter End: Los Angeles 28-20 Miami
Miami Gard Goran Drazio, the second-highest scorer in the playoffs, has been sidelined after missing the last four matches with a leg injury in Game 1, Adebayo hit two free throws after being fouled in the shot attack, but LeBron missed the opening time with an eight-point lead To make an old fashion in the old fashioned three point game
The Lakers are still 10-0 on transfer points and LeBron already has nine points, five rebounds and three assists.
Los Angeles 25-19 Miami; 1.22, in the first quarter
Anthony Davis, who averaged 30.3 points in the games after the Lakers lost throughout the playoffs, dropped right out of time. Rondo then makes a lay-up and Davis throws another dive outside the aid of a LeBron. 6-0 It is 23-16, Los Angeles. Butler will then open his account with three pointers, but Davis responds with a stepback jumper from 18 feet in the acquisition for the lead at the top of the six-pointer.
Los Angeles 17-16 Miami; 3.22, in the first quarter
Crowder fouled in Miami’s Jay when he made three attempts out of time and quietly drained three shots to draw the heat closer. Hero submits a driving lay-up to their next right and the hit is equal to 13. The Lakers nose in front of a basket of Rajon Rondo (outside the aid of a Nifty LeBron) and Cantavius Caldwell-Pope, but Kendrick Nunn made his presence felt after testing Hero with 2ft x 3 to close the Lankers’ lead at 1 17–6. Notably, the Lakers threw a double-team at Butler all night and he only tried to give one shot.
Los Angeles 13-8 Miami; 6.18, in the first quarter
The Lakers’ Anthony Davis opens with a 19-foot jumper and Miami’s left Adibayo responds with an all-off, stopping a Tyler Hero support after getting possession. Following a dirty and driving lay-up after a few empty possessions to move the LeBron Lakers to an A-2 lead, Miami’s Duncan Robinson teamed up – a promising sign of how important his playoff career-high 2 points were in Game 5 – but Danny Green answered with three Karmanars and two LeBron James pushing for the Los Angeles lead. At 13-8 and Miami coach Eric Spolstra requested a deadline call.
Alex Caruso is in the starting lineup in place of Dwight Howard. This is the first start of the postseason for the third-year point guard The players are on the court for opening advice and we should be in the moment.
Good evening and welcome you to tonight’s game of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakes. After Friday night’s tooth-and-nail battle, we’re back at the NBA’s Walt Disney World Bubbly, where the fifth-generation Eastern Conference champions survive one more day against the heavyweight LeBron’s James-Anthony Davis package. The Lakers came within seconds of winning their record-setting 17th NBA title, but missed three signs of Danny Green’s potential title and we’re back in another game where the Lakers won the three-game-to-two lead at best in seven championship series.
The tip-off is about 15 minutes away.
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