Miami Heat denied LA Lakers a golden opportunity to seal 17th NBA title as they beat the Western Conference Champions In Game 5 of the NBA finals played in Orlando, Florida on Saturday (October 10).
Heat’s narrow win over the LA Lakers meant that the Best of 7-game NBA Finals is very much alive and heads into the sixth game on Sunday with the Lakers still having a 3-2 lead.
Even as LeBron James produced an all-round show on the court for the LA Lakers with a staggering 40 points with 13 rebounds and seven assists, Heat came out on top with their forward Jimmy Butler again headlining their win with 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals. Butler was also in superlative form with his free throws, ending up with a cent percent record with 12 on 12.
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Duncan Robinson: 26 PTS, 7 3PM
Kendrick Nunn: 14 PTS, 2 3PM
LeBron James: 40 PTS, 13 REB, 7 AST pic.twitter.com/FJVth6uFfm
— NBA (@NBA) October 10, 2020
It was man for man, play for play as both teams were in a neck to neck battle all through the fourth quarters.
While Anthony Davis had another good game for the Lakers in the finals with 28 points and 12 rebounds, Duncan Robinson was only second to Buttler with his 26-point effort for the winning Heat.
LA Lakers had earlier taken a 3-1 lead in the best of 7-game Finals afte beating the Heat in Game 4 of the series played on