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Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat, American Basketball League Finals, Match Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat face off each other in the Game-02 of the American Basketball League Finals 2019-20

Match Timings: OCT 03, 6:30 AM IST 

Team Preview 

Los Angeles Lakers take on Miami Heat in the second game of the series to take 2-0 lead in the Finals series. In the first game, Lakers defeated Miami 116-98 to draw the first blood in the series. At the first quarter, Lakers led by 3 points and at the half-game, they stretched their lead to 17 points. Going into the final quarter, Lakers led by 26 points and Heat needed a big show in the 4th quarter but didn’t recover the advantage. Despite taking the last quarter 23-31, Miami suffered a big blow in the first game. 

Anthony Davies paced Lakers with 34 points plus 9 boards. Despite the injury, LeBron James played for 36 minutes and netted a double-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists. Alex Caruso scored 10 points plus 4 rebounds from 22 minutes coming off the bench. For Miami, Jimmy Butler scored 23 points while Kendrick Nunn chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds coming off the bench. 

Lakers shot 45.2 per cent from the floor, including 15 out of 38 from three-point range, while, Miami shot 42.7 % from the floor, including 11 out of 35 from beyond the arc. Lakers dominated the offensive rebounds with 54-36. Lakers stands first in the postseason in field goals with shooting 49.6% per contest and in defence, they stand third as they allow 106 points per contest. 

Possible Starting Lineups 

Los Angeles Lakers 

LeBron James (PG/SF), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG/SF), Danny Green (SG/SF), Anthony Davis (PF/C), JaVale McGee (C) 

Miami Heat

Goran Dragic (PG), Jimmy Butler (SG/SF), Duncan Robinson (SG/SF), Jae Crowder (PF), Bam Adebayo (C) 

Key Players 

Los Angeles Lakers 

Anthony Davis (PF): 29.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists 

LeBron James (SF): 26.6 points, 10.5 rebounds, 8.9 assists 

Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler (SF): 20.8 points, 5.5rebounds, 4.6 assists 

Goran Dragic (PG): 19.9 points, 4 rebounds, 4.6 assists


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