Lakers secure Game 4 vs Heat, just a win away from the NBA title

MANILA, Philippines – The Los Angeles Lakers are just now a win away in winning the NBA crown after a 102-96 Game 4 victory over the Miami Heat on October 7 (Manila Time) in Florida, USA.

Anthony Davis’ late defensive stop and basket helped the Lakers secure game 4
Anthony Davis’ late defensive stop and basket helped the Lakers secure game 4 vs. Heat. Photo Credit: LA Times

After missing 2 full games due to a shoulder injury, Miami’s big man, Bam Adebayo is finally back and boosted the Heat’s players' offensive attacks.

The Lakers got big news too as their top gunners, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green started Game 4 waxing hot. Both Caldwell-Pope and Green played subpar in the previous game that cost LA a loss.

Aside from the Lakers back-court duo, Anthony Davis got more aggressive offensively to put LA on top, 27-22 at the end of the first.

Adebayo’s return combined with Jimmy Butler’s scoring precision made Miami more lethal and dangerous. The Heat grabbed the lead from the Lakers at the start of the 2nd period.

LeBron James, who had a decent amount of points in game 2, was trying to find his groove in the entire 1st half. Despite James’ low performance after the first 2 quarters, his team led the Heat, 49-47.

The Lakers bounced back from a sloppy defense in the 3rd quarter to slow down the Heat. LeBron James in the same manner, went on outside scoring mode to help his team extend their advantage.

James sat out in the dying minutes of the 3rd period and left Anthony in-charge. “The Brow” took over and finished the quarter strong and gave his squad a slight 75-70 lead.

LA Lakers showed an almost immaculate defense in the fourth that prevented the Miami Heat from coming back. Despite the defensive stops, Lakers’ were not able to bring their lead up that much.

The Heat spearheaded by super rookie Tyler Herro threatened to comeback but the Lakers countered on the other end by making significant blocks and baskets in the last 2 minutes to win Game 4, 102-96.

— Joey Boy Capos, The Summit Express

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