October 10,2020 at 7:30 PM
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Lakers Capture Title in 106-93 Game 6 Victory Over Heat
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat, 106-93, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Orlando on Sunday. This win gives the Los Angeles Lakers their first title since 2010. In a title-clinching game for the Lakers, they left no doubt in this double-digit blowout. In fact, they kicked things off with a 28-20 first quarter and then took control thanks to a 36-16 second quarter. That 28-point lead got up to 36 points at times in the third quarter, with Miami riding a 32-19 fourth quarter to make the score look closer than it actually was. Los Angeles ended up shooting 48 percent from the field while holding Miami to just 44 percent shooting. In addition, the Lakers won the points in the paint battle, 52-44, while doubling up the Heat in fastbreak points, 16-8. The Heat (2-4) were led by Bam Adebayo, who totaled 25 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two blocks on 10-of-15 from the field. Jimmy Butler finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists. Jae Crowder generated 12 points and four boards while Kelly Olynyk led the bench with nine points and seven boards. The Lakers (4-2) got yet another triple-double from LeBron James, who collected 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. It marked his 11th career triple-double in the NBA Finals. Anthony Davis finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds, three assists and two blocks. Rajon Rondo led the bench with 19 points, four rebounds and four assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope amassed 17 points and two boards. That obviously marks the end of the season for both teams and concludes the Orlando bubble. The new season is expected to start sometime in December or January