At 9:10 a.m. on October 10, 2020, Beijing time, Game 5 of the NBA Finals started on the Orlando campus. The Lakers, which had a 3-1 lead before, are bound to pursue the championship by winning. This game also allowed James to play 259 games in the playoffs, tying Fisher and ranking first in history.
At the beginning of the game, Danny Green, who has played countless games, scored five points in a row, and the Heat also made four of the first five shots. The two teams were too mentally tight and filled the game with gunpowder: Butler and Howard had a physical conflict under the basket. The Lakers’ inside defense made it difficult for the Heat to make every cut, and Brother Nongmei also made consecutive elbow-zone singles and hit backward. But after a break from James’ rotation, the Heat increased their front court press. The 7-0 spurt overtook the Lakers by four points. And Brother Nongmei stood up and suppressed Butler on the offensive end and the defensive end. But at this time, Anthony Davis left the field with a left calf injury without confrontation, adding suspense to the game. At the end of the first quarter, the Heat leads 25-24.
At the beginning of the second quarter, the Heat hit a 7-0 shock wave, and James made a three-pointer to stabilize the army. But the point difference had reached nine points, Vogel called a timeout. Brother thick eyebrows can only play with injuries, Butler and the Heat team also started offensive arrangements for thick eyebrows. After Adebayor was repeatedly fouled, James stopped the Heat with two three-pointers. Back from the timeout, Butler and Raider Nunn continued to attack the inside. At this moment, it was Lao Zhan who stood up again, and the consecutive breakthroughs brought the score back to three points. After the timeout, Rondo and Nongmei started to play, causing damage for three consecutive rounds. Butler also turned and hit a three-pointer at a critical moment. The Heat entered the second half with a 60-56 lead.
In the second half, the two teams fired three-pointers from the outside. The Lakers had a better shooting percentage and tied the score to 70-70. Howard hit Butler in the face on defense and was fined a first-degree malicious foul. The Heat also opened the score to eight points. But at this moment it was James who stepped up again and recovered the score back to 77-78 by only one point. The Heat sacrificed three small infinite rounds to double-team inside. However, the Lakers’ defensive end also caused the Heat to make frequent mistakes. At this time, Duncan Robinson and Jack Lauder’s double 3+1 re-opened the score to 88-82, ending the third quarter.
Back in the last quarter, the Lakers made consecutive mistakes, and James’ three-pointer was stable. At this time, the threat of fouling by Brother Nongmei showed up again and tied the score. Even with the unlimited vitality of the Heat outside, it is difficult to resist. Popper’s score at the critical moment made the score go ahead. And the Heat’s super shooter Duncan Robinson drifted three-pointers and went ahead by two points! After Butler made a shot in the buzzer, James regained the inside line, resulting in 2+1! Butler and James once again fought each other for two rounds!
Miami Heat player stats: Butler 11 of 19 scored 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals in a super triple-double; Robinson scored 7 of 13 three-pointers and scored 26 points; Adebayor Shiro Claude Nunn scored four points Double
Los Angeles Lakers player data: James scored 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists in 15 of 20; scored 28 points and 11 rebounds in 9 of 16 with thick eyebrows; Pope scored 16 points!