Lake Funa Vista, Fla. – With less than 10 seconds left, the Los Angeles Lakers are one Friday behind, LeBron James He seemed to be getting the final touches on the masterpiece with 40 points to win his fourth NBA title. Inspired by the entire Miami Heat defense, James, who led the league with assists for the first time this season, hit a pass into a wide-open position Danny Green On top of the key.
Green, a two-time champion and 40% professional 3-point shooter, earned his nickname “Deadshot” because of his reputation as a scoring player, signing LA last season for moments like this: the ability to create ground-breaking and James investment scenes.
According to the data of the second spectrum, let the green fly within 8 feet of him without any guard. The ball bounced off the front edge with 7.1 seconds left, and Miami Game 5 won 111-108, drawing the Lockers 3-2 in the NBA Finals.
“I mean, if you look at the play, we were able to draw two defenders below the free throw line and find one of our snipers at the top of the wide-open 3 to win a championship,” James said of 15-for-21 shooting, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 assists. After finishing with the beautiful state line of steels. “I trusted him, we trusted him, it didn’t go away.
“You live with it, you live with it. It’s one of the best scenes we’ve ever had. … Danny had a helva look. It’s not going down. I know he wants to get it back.”
Lockers coach Frank Vogel said James was “ready to take charge.” [Miami’s] The whole team, “but” he showed the right game. “
“Danny was one of our best shooters, he had a great look and we live with the results,” he said.
Vogel accepted less than two errors called against his team while defending Jimmy Butler The heat at the last minute helped close the game and extend the series. One of the mistakes was called against Marquef Morris With 46.7 seconds remaining, the other was against Anthony Davis There are 16.8 seconds.
“I felt two bad calls in the end that put Butler in this line. You know, it’s unfortunate in a game of this size,” Vogel said. “Anthony Davis has a perfect vertical and has to be a play-on. Before that, Marquez Morris had his hands on the ball – it had to be a play-off. They were given four free throws and turned it upside down. Very disappointing in feature. “
LA were not first in their game, trailing by 11 in the second quarter before building it up in the third, falling again by 11 with 10:31 remaining in the fourth.
After suffering a first-half hole, mostly right heel confusion on the bench with Davis, Denver suffered in the 5th game of the Western Conference Finals against Nougat. Andre Iguodala Late in the first quarter.
Davis, who managed to score 28 points in 42 minutes with 12 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks in 15 minutes of 9 minutes, expressed confidence when asked about the injury outlook for Game6.
“I’ll be fine on Sunday,” he said.
A source familiar with Davis’ injury described the injury to ESPN as “painful,” but said “he can tolerate it.”
The question is how the Lakers resolution will deal with Heather, the winner of two of the last three games in the series following LA’s 2-0 start – now they have stumbled upon a close chance.
James, who arrived Friday with a 3-0 record in his final career, led the Cleveland Cavaliers to a historic comeback against the Golden State Warriors at the end of the 3-1 series in 2016.
It’s up to him now to stop Miami from doing the same to his teammates.
“At the end of the day, you don’t pre-determine anything, and you take the game as it happens, and you play,” James said. “You play every quarter, you play every possession, you live with the results. You do not think about what will happen at the end of the game and things of that nature. Then you do not get stuck.
“You have to live right now, you have to prepare every possession yourself, because if you start wandering and your mind starts to go, you make a mistake. One thing about this team we play for is that they pay for every mistake. It’s like I played against Golden State in those years: You make mistakes, they pay you, so we need to understand that. “