Another display from the stars, forward LeBron James and center Anthony Davis, allowed Los angeles lakers beat the decimated 124-114 this Friday Miami Heat in the second match of the Finals of the NBA who dispute the best of seven and dominate 2-0.
James was on the verge of his second consecutive triple-double with 33 points, nine rebounds, nine assists, recovered a ball and put a block. While Davis finished with a double-double of 32 points and 14 rebounds that left him a leader in the inside game of the Lakers, who return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
Lakers 124-114 Heat summary:
The veteran point guard Rajon Rondo, who came out of reserve, was in charge of being the sixth player and the leader in the direction of the Lakers game by contributing a double-double of 16 points, 10 assists and grabbed four rebounds.
While power forward Kyle Kuzma, who also left the Lakers bench, reached 11 points, the same points that starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had and completed the list of the five players of the Los Angeles team who had numbers of two digits.
Forward Jimmy Butler with a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds was the leading scorer for the Heat, who also had five players with double-digit numbers, but none of them were a winning factor.
The reserve center, Canadian Kelly Olynyk finished as the Heat’s second leading scorer with 24 points and nine rebounds, while rookie guard Tyler Herro, who started as the starter, reached 17 points and also captured seven balls under the hoops .
The game did not have any kind of history or sports interest after it became known that the Heat starters, Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic and All-Star center Bam Adebayo were out due to injury with the Miami team.
Davis, without any high quality Heat man who could mark him, left Meyers Leonard as the starter, but he barely played nine minutes, the Miami team went out to fulfill the record.
Although Olynyk fought and did a good individual job, but without being effective in defending and controlling Davis’ actions within the paint, where he was always the owner and finished the game with 15 touchdowns from 20 field goals, including the only 3-pointer he tried, and personal throw he did.
The losses of Dragic and Adebayo left the way clear for the Lakers to begin their training against Miami and although they understood that, at least in order not to sink the poor television audience, they had to play at half gas, they were always much superior, regardless of what the scoreboard reflected.
In this way, the little interest that the game was already generating was over and it was demonstrated with the partials of 29-23 at the end of the first quarter and 68-54 when it came to rest.
The Lakers always established the rhythm and control of the scoreboard throughout the game, without the Heat, who played the Finals for the first time since 2014, never having the option of getting into the game, much less opting for victory .
The third game of the series will be played on Sunday, on the same stage in the Orlando bubble.