LeBron James, Anthony Davis Lead Lakers Past Battered Heat in Game 2
LeBron James is just two wins away from his fourth NBA championship.
By the look of it, it may very well be a cake walk from here on out.
On Friday night, the Los Angeles Lakers took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Miami Heat with a 124-114 victory. James finished the night with 33 points, 9 boards and 9 dimes, while his co-star Anthony Davis scored 32 points, grabbing down 14 rebounds in the win against an injury-riddled Heat team. Once again, the Lakers superstar duo was far too much for the Heat to handle, especially on a night where both Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic were forced to sit with injuries.
“I had to play the role of not just head coach, but almost of a parent the last 24 hours,” Spoelstra said prior to tip-off. “These two guys are really amazing. Like everybody in our locker room, there’s a real special sense of brotherhood and responsibility. They were both lobbying to play, and we ultimately had to take the decision out of their hands.”
The job is not yet complete, but the Lakers have looked untouchable for essentially the entirety of this postseason. That confidence only continues to grow with each passing game.
“We’re very good at the fast break game,” said James following the win. “We understand that. When we make our mark on the defensive end, when we’re getting deflections, we’re getting blocked shots, we’re contesting shots either at the rim or at the perimeter or midrange, which creates early offense for us, it doesn’t always show up in the box score. When we’re active defensively, we’re an extremely good team.”
Game 3 goes Sunday night as the Lakers look to push Miami to the brink of elimination.