If the Miami Heat want to win this season’s edition of the NBA Finals, they are going to have to do so by climbing out of a 2-0 hole. They might also want to do something to stop Anthony Davis as well. The Los Angeles Lakers’ big man dominated in terms of scoring for the second consecutive game on Friday night in the 124-114 win, scoring 32 points.
This time a good majority of them came from shooting. This game, though, was a bit different than the opener on Wednesday. LeBron James was actually the leading scorer here following a near triple-double in Game 1. He had 33 points via his typical bulldozing method. They led virtually throughout the entirety of the evening, never looking all that troubled as they kept a decent lead all night without outright running away from it. The Miami Heat, lead by Jimmy Butler’s team-high 25 points (and 13 assists), were without both Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic here. That was always going to make their jobs so much more difficult, and you really can’t see a way they make this series competitive at this stage.