At 7:30 on October 5th, Beijing time, the third round of the NBA Finals officially kicked off. The Heat Adebayor and Dragic continued to be absent. The Heat led the Lakers 58-54 after halftime. team.
As soon as the game opened, James assisted Howard to score the air, while Shiro responded with a difficult jump shot. As the game progressed, the Lakers frequently made mistakes, and the Heat relied on switching offensive points. In the first five minutes of the game, the Heat took a 16-8 lead, and the Lakers were forced to request a timeout.
When the timeout came back, the Lakers still failed to come up with an effective way to face the Heat’s close overall defense. The turnovers continued. The Heat relied on frequent conversions to kill. The Heat once took a 13-point lead. On the Lakers side, James stepped up to kill the rim and scored 3 points through free throws. The Heat requested a timeout.
After the game came back, the Lakers Kuzma hit two consecutive three-pointers, Morris hit one three-pointer, and got three free throws from beyond the three-point line. They finally made two of three shots. He scored 11 points to help the Lakers narrow the gap to 3 points at the end of this quarter. The Heat ended the first quarter with 26-23.
In the second quarter, the Lakers Morris hit a three-pointer, the Lakers tied the score, and Iguodala on the Heat's side was a jumper to help the Heat stabilize the situation, and then the two teams started quickly. Rhythm bombardment, while the Heat relied on the running position and Cloud easily placed the basket under the basket, the Lakers requested a timeout. The timeout was over, and as soon as it came up, the re-appearing eyebrows hit a three-pointer directly at the left corner, but this did not break up the Heat's tight defense, and the Heat relied on Butler's strong attack on the offensive end to still be able to win the game. The situation came back, and before the timeout in the middle of this section, it was a 5-point lead.
When the game came back, the Lakers James also reappeared, but then Davis got his third foul and was forced to go off the court and replaced by JR. At this time, James stood out, making the point difference not widened. After the final half, the Heat led the Lakers 58-54.
James, Pope, Danny Green, Davis, Howard
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