The Heat won 115-104 and Butler led the resistance with 40 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Top-seeded Los Angeles team is 2-1 in series
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Jimmy Butler was the great figure in the Miami Heat, who beat the Los Angeles Lakers and closed the gap in the NBA Finals (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
On the shoulders of a heroic Jimmy Butler, author of a monumental triple-double, the Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104 on Sunday and cut their deficit to 2-1 in the NBA Finals. Although the Heat suffered the crucial injury casualties of two of their figures, Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo, Butler took the team on his shoulder and led the resistance against the favorite Lakers with 40 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, 2 steals and 2 plugs.
On the Los Angeles side, LeBron James finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists while Anthony Davis , who suffered personal problems, finished with a discreet 15 points and 5 rebounds. The fourth game of the series will be played on Tuesday at Disney World (Orlando) and it is still unknown if Dragic or Adebayo will be able to participate.
Miami Heat discounted and now loses 2-1 the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. This Tuesday, they will play the fourth game (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
During the first quarter, the Miami Heat players were the main protagonists, in fact, they achieved a 12-1 run during the quarter and increased the difference to a maximum of 13 points (22-9) and ended with 26-23. Later, during the second quarter there were several changes of leader on the scoreboard until concluding with a partial result of 32-31. After this, the teams accumulated a total of 58-54 points before the break.
During the third quarter the local team increased its difference again, had a maximum difference of 14 points (68-54) until finishing with a partial result of 27-26 and a total of 85-80. Finally, the last quarter again had several leader changes on the scoreboard until it concluded with a partial result of 30-24. After all this, the players closed the match scoreboard with a result of 115-104 for the local team players.
Along with all this, the Miami Heat players who stood out the most during the match were Jimmy Butler and Kelly Olynyk, who had 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds and 17 points, one assist and seven rebounds respectively. For their part, the visiting team stood out Lebron James and Markieff Morris, with 25 points, eight assists and 10 rebounds and 19 points, two assists and six rebounds respectively.