Lake Buena Vista, Florida – With under 10 seconds left, the Los Angeles Lakers trail by one Friday, LeBron James It looks like he’s putting the finishing touches on his 40-point masterpiece to claim his fourth NBA title. Seemingly defending the entire Miami Heat defense, James, who led the league in assists for the first time in his career this season, passed a wide open pass. Danny Green At the top of the key.
Green, a two-time champ and 40% 3-point shooter in his career and nicknamed “Deadshot” due to his fame as captain, was signed by Los Angeles in the last off-season for moments like these: the spacing between the floor and taking advantage of James. The ability to create screenshots.
Green allowed it to fly with no cannons within 8 feet of it, according to data from Second Spectrum. The ball kicked off the front edge 7.1 seconds before the end of the match, and the Miami team went on to win the match 5 111-108, drawing a 3–2 score by the Lakers in the NBA Finals.
I mean, “I mean, if I just looked at the play, I managed to pull two defenders below the free throw line and find one of our shooters at the top of the key to 3 wide open to win the championship,” James said after finishing with a flashy base line to take 15 to 21, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals. “I trusted him, trusted him, and it didn’t go.
“You live with that. You live with that. It’s one of the best shots we could have had … Danny had a great look. It didn’t go down. I know he wishes he could have it again.”
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said James “is ready to take charge [Miami’s] The whole team, “but” did the right job. “
“Danny is one of the best shooters we’ve had, he’s looking great, and we live with the results,” he said.
Vogel was less accepting of two fouls that were called out against his team during defense Jimmy Butler In the last minute I helped the Heat end the match and prolong the series. An error was called Markev Morris With 46.7 seconds remaining, another symptom Anthony Davis With 16.8 seconds remaining.
“I felt two bad calls in the end that put Butler to the test, you know, and that’s unfortunate in a game of this size,” Vogel said. “Anthony Davis has perfect verticality, and the play has to be. Earlier, Markiv Morris put his hands on the ball – that should be play. They were given four free throws and made it uphill battle for us. So frustrating in this aspect of the game.”
Los Angeles was not at the top of their game, trailing as much as 11 in the second quarter before drawing in the third quarter, falling 11 times again with 10:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The first half hole in which the Lakers mostly found themselves with Davis on the bench occurred after he aggravated a bruise in the right heel, suffered in the fifth game of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets, when he was in contact with André Iguodala Late in the first quarter.
Davis, who still managed to score 28 points on 9-to-15 shots with 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks in 42 minutes, expressed confidence when asked about his injury predictions in Match 6.
He said, “I’ll be fine on Sunday.”
A source familiar with Davis’ injury described the bruise to ESPN as “excruciating” but said “he can handle it.”
The question is how the Lakers will deal with the Heat – the winners of two of the last three games in the series after a 2–0 start to Los Angeles – now that they have struck a chance to close.
James, who came to Friday with a 3-0 score in close matches in his career in the finals, was on the other end of the 3-1 streak in 2016, when he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a historic comeback against the Golden State Warriors.
He must now prevent Miami from doing the same for his team.
James said, “At the end of the day, you can’t pre-set anything, take the match as it is, and play.” “You play every quarter, play every possession, and live with the results. Don’t think about what might happen at the end of the game and things like that. Don’t get caught up in the repercussions.”
“You have to live in the moment and prepare yourself for every possession because if you start to wander and your mind starts to go, you are making a mistake. One thing about this team that we play, they make you pay for every mistake. It’s the same thing when I was playing against the Golden State all those years: You’re committing.” Wrong, they pay you to pay. So we have to understand that. “