LA Lakers miss last second clutch shots to lose yet another game, this time against 2020 NBA Finalists Miami Heat. Having made a slow start to the road trip, Heat have definitely picked up the pace. Whereas the under-manned LA Lakers are clearly struggling without Anthony Davis and Dennis Schroder. Miami Heat somehow managed to string together after it seemed like LA Lakers would get the better of them.
Talking about the Heat players, Kendrick Nunn scored game-high 27 points. Whereas Jimmy Butler added 24 points and 8 rebounds. Kendrick Nunn after the game said that the team has picked up the pace on this particular road trip. Bam Adebayo had 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Heat scored only 15 points in the fourth quarter. But they held the Lakers to 17 and hung on when Alex Caruso missed a long jumper at the buzzer.
Miami Heat hold off LA Lakers in 2020 NBA Finals Rematch
“You can tell that the chemistry is building,” said Kendrick Nunn, who hit five 3-pointers. “We’ve been together for a week and a half, and it just gives us more of a feel for each other. We’re moving in the right direction now. We dropped a couple early, but we’re starting to give ourselves the best chance at the end of the game.”
LeBron James had 19 points, nine assists and nine rebounds as the champs lost their second straight game without starters Anthony Davis and Dennis Schröder.
James stole the Heat’s inbounds pass with 8.4 seconds left to create one last chance for the Lakers, but the 17-time All-Star passed out of a double team to Caruso, who capped his scoreless 20-minute night by missing.
“We’re figuring out how to play without one of our creators in Dennis and one of our stars in AD,” Alex Caruso said. “That’s going to take a little time, and obviously we don’t have practice time.”