LeBron James, Lakers dominate Heat to take 2020 NBA title
The Los Angeles Lakers completed the job in Game 6 against the Miami Heat and are now crowned the 2020 NBA champions.
Following that disappointing Game 5 letdown, the Purple and Gold emerged as the last team standing inside the bubble with a dominant 106-93 victory inside the AdventHealth Arena on Sunday.
THE LAKERS ARE YOUR 2020 WORLD CHAMPIONS!
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) October 12, 2020
The fearsome twosome of LeBron James and Anthony Davis once again wreaked havoc for the Lakeshow. The King clinched his fourth NBA title with yet another phenomenal performance in Game 6, tallying a triple-double of 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Davis, on the other hand, made his first Finals appearance count, adding a strong double-double of 19 markers and 14 rebounds.
It was all Purple and Gold from the opening tip to the final horn, as they outclassed the Heat in every facet for 48 minutes. The Frank Vogel-mentored team raced to a commanding 28-point lead after the first two quarters — the second-largest halftime deficit in NBA Finals history.
Aside from getting valuable production from their two stars, the Lakers also got the best version of “Playoff Rajon Rondo.” The now two-time NBA champ registered 19 points, four boards, and four assists in the closeout game.
Bam Adebayo led the way for Miami with 25 points, 10 boards and five dimes, as superstar Jimmy Butler had a quiet night of 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
The Heat’s injured point guard Goran Dragic returned from a torn plantar fascia on his left foot, but didn’t have much of an impact as he had five points in 18 minutes.
The Lakers now won their 17th Larry O’Brien in franchise history and are now tied with the Boston Celtics for most titles in the league.