Miami starts hot but cooled off fast
The red hot Miami heat loses game 1 of the 2020 NBA FINALS against The Los Angeles Lakers. The lakers once again prove to be too vastly ahead of the heat by outscoring and out rebounding the heat.
Miami’s important players get hurt
Things don’t seem to get any easier for the Heat in Game 2 when glancing at the latest injury announcement. According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, Heat stars Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic are documented as doubtful for Game 2 as Miami looks to even the series.
Miami's Goran Dragic has suffered a plantar tear of left foot, source tells ESPN.
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Goran Dragic (foot) and Jimmy Butler (foot), as well as power forward Bam Adebayo (shoulder) all endured injuries in the game. As for Butler, he stayed in the game before exiting late and is anticipated to play in Game 2 despite the misfortune.
The 2020 feel-good team in a tough position
Miami has survived and been the feel-good tale of the NBA Playoffs, serving as the lowest seed to attain a spot in the NBA Finals since the the New York Knicks did it in 1999. The Heat started red hot in the first quarter but got extinguished with a bucket of reality vs. the Lakers on Wednesday night. Miami was leading by 13 in the first quarter, but then Miami was outscored 19-3 to finish up the period, and after that, the lakers never looked back, leading by almost 30 points the whole game and gliding to a 116-98 triumph and take a 1-0 series lead.
Lakers stars too much for Miami
The heat had no answer for Anthony Davis In his first NBA Finals appearance. Davis had a game-high 34 points and nine rebounds, five assists, and three blocks. At the same time, LeBron James enlarged the lead with 25 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists.
Miami looks to tie the series 1-1 on Friday
The Lakers and Heat get back to action on Friday for Game 2 at 9 PM ET. Miami is pursuing its first NBA title since the 2012-2013 season. Miami won those championships with a roster that had James and heat great Dwayne Wade. Seven years after, James now faces his old team and is attempting to get his fourth ring.