NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Beat Miami Heat In Game 1

Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis and Lebron James (image via Twitter/Lakers)

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 116-98 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Lakers’ superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis combined for 59 points, while the Heat were hobbled by injuries from Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Anthony Davis and Lebron James (image via Twitter/Laker Girls)

Goran Dragic has a suffered a torn plantar fascia in his left foot and he will be re-evaluated, while Adebayo’s shoulder X-ray’s came out negative.

Jimmy Butler also sprained his left ankle but stayed in the game.

The Lakers managed to turn a 13-point deficit into a three-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Davis scored 34, James had an all-around performance with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals (image via Twitter/Miami Heat)

Three other Lakers players, Alex Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Danny Green scored in double figures, while the Lakers outrebounded the Heat 54-36.

Anthony Davis, with his 34 points in the first finals game in his career, become the first Laker after Shaquille O’Neal (2000) to score 30+ points in his debut.

He has also become the first Laker to score 30+ points in an NBA Finals game since late Kobe Bryant did it with 38 points in Game 5 of the 2010 Finals.

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source: AA

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