On October 10th, Beijing time, the fifth game of the NBA Finals was over. Butler led the Heat to a 111-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers and tied the final score to 2-3. In this game, the Heat's Butler scored 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals. He also became the first player in history to score a triple-double in his first trip to the finals. It was his wonderful performance that made Zhan Meihe's 68 points, 25 rebounds and 10 assists, which became dim.
Before this game, the Heat had fallen behind 1-3, so only a fight with all their strength can get the first line of life. So the Heat attacked very resolutely at the beginning of the game. Whether it is a breakthrough or a shot, it can be seen that the Heat have put down everything and devoted themselves to the game. The Lakers faced the championship and the black Mamba jersey and body, but they were a little fearful and hesitant to fight. So in the first three quarters of the game, the Heat have been keeping the lead, and the Lakers are always short of breath, even if the score is tied, they can't achieve a lead.
It wasn't until the last 6 minutes of the game that the Lakers surpassed by one point under the leadership of James. This was the first time the Lakers took the lead in this field. Then in the final moment of the decisive battle, Butler and James launched a tough contest. In the last three minutes, Butler alone scored 8 points to help the Heat take the lead.
And James performed the final attack in the last 16 seconds, after breaking into the basket, he passed the ball to Green, who was in the top arc, but Green failed to hit the open lore. But the Lakers Morris got an offensive rebound, but he made a low-level error and passed the ball out of bounds. It can be said that the performance of Green and Morris in the final moments directly buried the Lakers' easy victory.
For the Lakers to win this game should be of extraordinary significance. If they win a championship, this will be their first championship since 2010. It is also the 17th championship in the history of the Lakers, tying with Kai. The Alters tied for the top spot on the NBA team championship.
For the 35-year-old James, this will be the fourth championship of his career. So far, he will become the first and only player in NBA history to lead three different teams to win the championship and have a chance to win FMVP. . The most important thing is that Kobe's accidental death cast a shadow of grief on the Lakers. This championship ring will be the biggest tribute to him. Almost fans around the world are waiting for the Lakers to win the championship.
Moreover, in this game, James and Davis gave everything they could to win. James scored 40 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals in this game. He played 15 of 21 shots in 41 minutes and 6 of 9 three-pointers. The shooting percentage was as high as 71%. At critical moments of the game, James always came forward, including the final attack. James was surrounded by the Heat four and still found Green who went out. This was a very correct choice.
Davis was injured in the first quarter without confrontation, when he painfully covered his Achilles tendon. But after a short break, he still insisted on completing the game with injuries. Especially in the last quarter of the game, Davis almost limped and clenched his teeth on the court. Even with one foot, he still scored a second offense for the Lakers at the last minute and helped the Lakers. Lead by 1 point. Unfortunately, this day does not belong to James and Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Perhaps after this game, the name Jimmy Butler will become the public enemy of Lakers fans all over the world. The Heat completed a shocking battle under his leadership. The Heat played a magical performance of 6 people in double figures in a round of 7 players. Butler once again won the miracle of a 35+ triple-double, and under his infection, the undrafted Duncan Robinson scored 7 three-pointers and scored 26 points. At the same time, he also created a losing draft in the NBA Finals. The record of three-point goals in China. It was such a tough Heat team that stole a victory from the pocket of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Now the finals score is 3-2. Although the Los Angeles Lakers still have a game advantage, the pressure has completely come to the Lakers. First of all, the loss of this game is definitely a big blow to the Lakers' self-confidence. The second is Davis's injury. Although Davis himself said he will play in the end, but for the Lakers management, insisting on playing under uncertain circumstances will undoubtedly be a risk.
Finally, there is the problem of Danny Green. Green's performance throughout the playoffs was not very good. As a shooter with rich experience in the finals, the last moments of the game should not be missed. I also hope that Green can reflect on his own performance. If the Lakers eventually lose the game, then Green will definitely become a sinner through the ages and he should apologize to everyone.
The sixth game of the two sides will be played at 7:30 am on October 12th, Beijing time. Will the Lakers win the championship as expected? What do you think about this?