Lakers beat Miami Heat to clinch 17th NBA titleLeave a comment / By: manifel / 12 October, 2020 08:45:16AM
LeBron James was named as the finals MVP for a fourth time.
The Los Angeles Lakers have won 106-93 over Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA finals to capture their 17th NBA championship – and the first since 2010.
The championship lifted Lakers level with the Boston Celtics for most NBA titles in the league history.
Meanwhile, LeBron James was named as the NBA finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) – his fourth time winning the award. He averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the six-game series.
In the title-winning Game 6, LeBron scored a triple-double that included 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
Rajon Rondo exploded off the bench with 19 points, the same amount coming from Anthony Davis who impressed on the defensive side of the ball.
Davis had 15 rebounds while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope netted 17 points for the Lakers.
Miami never recovered from a slow start despite Goran Dragic checking in for the first time since injuring his left foot in game one.
Bam Adebayo top-scored for Miami with 25 points as well as 10 rebounds, but it was Jimmy Butler’s quiet night that gave the clearest indication of Los Angeles’ dominance.
He had had kept the Heat in the series previously but was limited to just 12 points courtesy of heavy defensive pressure.
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