NBA Finals: Lakers continue to dominate Heat, lead series 2-0

MANILA, Philippines – The Los Angeles Lakers are still on track in sweeping the Miami Heat as the purple and gold gang posted another win, 124-114, for the NBA Finals 2-0 series lead on October 3, 2020 (Manila Time) in Florida, USA.

 Lakers continue to dominate Heat, lead series 2-0
Anthony Davis made a living under the basket versus the undersized Miami Heat big men. Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times

Fact: LA Lakers with Lebron James and Anthony Davis on its roster, haven’t lost a single game while donning the black mamba jersey.

The Lakers wearing the memorable Kobe Bryant-inspired uniforms started the game 2 on high note with comeback kid Dwight Howard leading the way.

3-point shooting was LA’s bread and butter on Game 1. Tonight, the purple and gold squad tried to replicate it in an attempt to secure another W.

Good ball movement gave the Lakers a slight 29-23 advantage at the end of the opening salvo.

The Lakers fired from both the inside and the outside as they imposed a double-digit lead in the 2nd quarter.

The absence of Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic due to injuries made it harder for the Miami Heat to defend the interior against the hulking Lebron James and Anthony Davis.

Jimmy Butler and Kendric Nunn became more aggressive offensively in the second but their efforts weren’t enough as LA was still on top of them, 68-54 at the half.

Lebron James and Anthony Davis were very instrumental in the 3rd period as the dynamic-duo dominated and almost unstoppable underneath the basket.

Heat’s backup big man, Kelly Olynyk and super rookie Tyler Herro stepped up midway of the 3rd quarter and were able to help Miami lower the margin, 103-93 entering the fourth.

Both teams slowed down in scoring in the 4th period. Miami’s defense intensified in the middle and contained the Lakers' bigs.

All of a sudden, LA’s three-point shooting went ice cold. Even legit shooters Danny Green and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope struggled in the final quarter.

The floor finally opened for Anthony Davis at the 2-minute warning of the game to post a comfortable 124-114 lead and secure a 2-0 series advantage against the relentless Miami Heat.

— Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express

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