The Los Angeles Lakers took a commanding 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals Friday night. They Beat the Miami Heat 124-114. Lakers jumped out to a big lead and pretty much coasted the rest of the game.
Miami played without Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic. Miami battled in this game; they scored 39 points in the third quarter to cut into the lead; the Heat got the Lakers down to 10, but could not get the stops to cut it down even more.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis to Much
LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 65 points. James scored 33 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. Davis had 32 and 14 rebounds; he made 14 of his 15 shots. The Heat have no answer for Davis and James; no matter what they do, both Davis and James can get whatever they want.
Rajon Rondo had another outstanding game; he scored 16 points while making 3-4 three-point shots. He also dished out ten assists and added four rebounds. Playoff Rondo is a real thing; he steps his game up to another level once the playoffs start. It is paying off huge for the Lakers.
To Many Three’s
The Lakers shot 47 three-point shots i think that way too many for them. But they did make 34% of them, which is pretty good for a team not know for its outside shooting. Hopefully, next game, the lower that number and get the ball to the basket more or knock some mid-range jumpers.
Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green Struggle
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green struggled in game two. Caldwell-Pope shot 4-14 from the field and 2-11 from three. Green shot 1-8 from three. Both players combined to shot 3-19 from beyond the arc. They will need to improve that number next game or start taking the ball to the basket.
The Lakers are two games away from winning the NBA championship; they must remain focus and put this Miami Heat team away.