Whether he wins or loses, I think he is the MVP of this game. He put his team on the shoulders at the exact time they absolutely needed him just to stay alive.
Lakers 70-81 Heat, 2:48, 3rd quarter
Rondo aims for a shot that doesn’t hit anything. It’s a Rondo movement I’m familiar with during the Celtics era. Oh, and Olynyk makes another three that I’m not very familiar with from his time at the Celtics.
The heat goes up double digits again and calls a timeout.
Lakers 70-78 Heat, 3:10, 3rd quarter
AD is on the line of two free throws he gets. Olynyk takes a 3, but this time he’s not so lucky. Butler reaches the line, where he goes one-on-two. I will comply with the heat.
Lakers 68-77 Heat, 4:22, 3rd quarter
There is a playoff Rondo on the first shot of the game, but once again Butler has the answer.
Rondo found AD and hit another jumper. He seems to be heating up and that’s not the best news, but he seems to be trading buckets now. Kelly Olynyk hits three points to help Miami survive this particular storm.
Lakers 64-72 Heat, 5:16, 3rd quarter
James arrives in the basket and puts one down. Butler scores accordingly, which looks like a battle between two big names today.
Lakers 62-70 Heat, 5:51, 3rd quarter
Butler reacts by pulling a foul on the green. It’s strange that players seem to be trading such fouls. Butler has one of those games, so he hits both.
Lakers 62-68 Heat, 6:12, 3rd quarter
Robinson fouls a KCP that makes one of two free throws. The hero gets a rebound and tries 3, but that doesn’t work. Davis has the ball again, there is a little movement of the ball, and Danny Green pulls a foul and gets on the line. He hit both and is now only 6 points lead.
Lakers 59-68 Heat, 6:47, 3rd quarter
Caldwell-Pope broke the Lakers seal with three pointers, among all players. Clouder shots come and go to give the Lakers another shot. Davis makes a shot, maybe it’s a prelude to what’s coming.
Lakers 54-68 Heat, 7:54, 3rd quarter
The announcer suggests that this may be a matter of efforts on the part of the Lakers. Maybe they came wondering, “Did you get this series?” They are definitely playing sloppy. Anyway, Leonard is asked for a foul. This is the first bit of good news for the Lakers this quarter. Authorities discuss whether it was a terrible foul … it feels a bit like a stretch. And referee Scott Foster says the same.
Lakers 54-68 Heat, 8:33, 3rd quarter
From the time-out, Howard is charged with an aggressive foul. As a result, the TO has become useless. The hero tries three more, but this time he doesn’t do anything. The Lakers flip the ball over again and the hero cashes it in. Wow.
Lakers 54-66 Heat, 9:17, 3rd quarter
Hero ball! Tyler hits three points with the help of Butler. The Lakers were scoreless this quarter, but are now down double digits. They call a timeout to get an idea of exactly what’s going on here.
Lakers 54-63 Heat, 10:15, 3rd quarter
Anthony Davis picked up a fourth foul in the third early stage. It may be as huge as Meyers Leonard’s dunk. Miami went up nine.
Lakers 54-61 Heat, 10:55, 3rd quarter
The heat begins hot as Duncan Robinson makes three points to start scoring in the second half. So to speak.
The second half begins!
Now let’s see if Miami can pull this off!
What must the Lakers do? Now, they committed 14 turnovers in the first half, five of which were committed by Anthony Davis, who scored exactly the same number of points. The Lakers cut their mistakes in half, Davis plays like a league-average forward, and probably gets out of the game with a win. Davis looks like he played these last two games, and it’s a laugh by the fourth.
But Miami probably has more opportunities than they wanted to go.
The heat bench is exaggerated because the bench is effectively decimated because there are two huge holes in the roster and usually two best starters.
Jimmy Butler has been the top scorer so far and is the only way Miami can win. He has halved 19 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Curiously, he is one of the few players who didn’t hit three points. Go to the figure.
Jimmy Butler and Heat took advantage of the sloppy Lakers in the first quarter to take a small lead, despite losing two of the three best players. Of course, we all remember what happened to them in Game 1, where the Lakers seemed to control them just to blow them away in the second half. They can’t expect Anthony Davis to look so bad in the next two quarters. I guarantee they are smart enough to make it happen.
Half time! 4 heat up!
Lakers 54-58 heat, end of first half
Tyler Herro will be fouled and out on the line, making both and it will do it for the first half score.The· Miami heat, Probably have a 4 point lead!
Lakers 54-56 Heat, 30.9, 2nd quarter
It’s not that Jimmy Butler hasn’t done everything he can to prevent the team from returning home. He quickly scores his opponent, but Lebron improves him with three points.
Oh, Solomon Hill wants to get caught up in the enthusiasm for long range shooting. He makes three points. at this point. JR Smith is like “if they can do it, I can do it too”. A totally ridiculous barrage.
Lakers 48-51 Heat, 1:39, 2nd quarter
Okay Clouder will score immediately. The heat needs it and they are also very happy with the subsequent Butler baskets.
Nan then has a chance to foul Caruso and break into the heat lead. This is done with two straight free throws.
Lakers 46-47 Heat, 3:10, 2nd quarter
Robinson then fouls Alex Caruso, who hits both free throws. The second is almost bouncing and a little drama is added. Butler misses a shot and Iguodala gets a rebound, but Clouder throws it out of bounds. Lebron scores on the other end, and it seems Miami just can’t swing LA.
Lakers 42-47 Heat, 3:35, 2nd quarter
Butler realized that there was no bucket available, so he tried to pull the foul, but instead went out of range and flipped it over. Morris dunks on the other end and the heat runs great …
Don’t worry, Duncan Robinson hits 3. It cures many illnesses on your team.
Lakers 40-44 Heat, 4:27, 2nd quarter
Nan slips, JR Smith steals the ball, James reaches the other end in the basket and pulls a foul. Of course, he does a free throw, and of course, that would be enough for Miami to cash in on a timeout.
Lakers 37-44 Heat, 4:44, 2nd quarter
The Lakers of the attack that came out of the break, let’s see if they calmed the water. Morris … I miss three, but so is Clouder. Redo when Davis rebounds …
And he has been charged with an aggressive foul, a suspicious charge call. This is the third foul and the Lakers sales. AD is back on the bench. On the other hand, Nan hits the pull-up jumper to use it.
Lakers 37-42 Heat, 6:05, 2nd quarter
“No, no, no, no” three-point Rondo. Butler scored again, which is the 9 straight points of the heat and the Lakers time-out.
Lakers 37-40 Heat, 6:32, 2nd quarter
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, misses the most popular Lakers (generally speaking) 3 and is asked for a foul. Morris then fouled Butler and put him on the line. He makes both and the heat adds to their leads.
Lakers 37-38 Heat, 6:45, 2nd quarter
Miami goes here, Clouder flaunts his long range by hitting three, butler hits jumpers to move them forward with the narrowest margins.
Lakers 37-33 Heat, 8:00, 2nd quarter
Rondo found Davis, this time dunk! Wowzers, they may have finally sent him.
Oh, Nan did something good, he hits the jumper … it’s immediately answered with three pointers from Alex Caruso in LA.
Lakers 32-31 Heat, 8:36, 2nd quarter
Davis then broke the seal with three points assisted by Playoff Rondo. The Lakers went back, but Danny Brown fouled Butler, giving him a chance to tie things up.
He makes only one of the two, alas.
It’s hard to discuss this:
Anthony Davis hasn’t tried a single shot and, as you might expect, hasn’t scored yet. The heat should feel good about this, but nonetheless, they’re only up one point and can’t expect it to last much longer. The Lakers stay here thanks to their bench.
Lakers 29-30 Heat, 9:00, 2nd quarter
Nan is asked for a foul and his unfortunate match continues. The Lakers leave an open lane for the crowder to get the layup untouched. Frank Vogel, head coach of LA, doesn’t like this one bit and calls a timeout.
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