Game 6 of the NBA Finals is tonight at 7:30 pm and it’s the most games the Los Angeles Lakers have needed to play in the playoffs thus far after winning each series in five. The Miami Heat beat the Lakers 111-108 in Game 5 to force a game 6.
Jimmy Butler puts up a triple-double
Jimmy Butler helped keep the Heat alive when he sank two free throws to provide his team the lead back at 109-108 with 16.8 seconds left.
Jimmy Butler's late game playoff heroics have been next level 🔥 pic.twitter.com/kZDZlCdxL0
— ESPN (@espn) October 11, 2020
Lakers struggle late
The Heat also had help from the Lakers’ Danny Green who missed an open three-pointer to seal the game.
Miami’s fascinating 111-108 win in Game 5 kept them alive in the NBA Finals. Miami’s aggressive underdog mindset has put some scare in the lakers. However, the Lakers lead the best-of-seven series three games to two.
Can the Heat repeat an epic performance
Can Butler who has had an amazing run these playoffs and led the Heat with a triple-double, marking 35 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists dig deep get Miami to a game seven?
During the Finals, Jimmy Butler leads the Heat in:
⬛️ Minutes pic.twitter.com/z9uPrkmw1s
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 11, 2020
Heats line up has been almost all in double digits. Duncun Robinsin also had big game going 7-of-13 3-pointers on his way to a 26-point performance.
Extra fuel for the Heat ?
The lakers will definitely come out storming for game 6, looking to close out Miami, but can Butler play another 48 min game, after only resting a couple seconds in game 5. Furthermore, who will step up for the heat to force a game 7? And can the flagrant foul Anthony Davis had on Jae crowder give further juice to a hot Heat team that wants respect? Let’s see tonight.
Fans are calling for the NBA to look at this Anthony Davis elbow on Jae Crowder
JR Smith got suspended for 2 games in 2015 for doing something similar to Jae Crowder pic.twitter.com/krc9sgM0LB
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 10, 2020
Game 6 of the NBA Finals is on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET and if the Heat win that Game 7 will be Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET.