There is no way the Los Angeles Lakers will let Miami Heat take away the championship from them. After a decade of hustling and a dream duo on their side, the Heat will have to perform miracles to turn this around. Now that the Lakers are holding a 2-0 lead, a lot of the credit should go to Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
It has been a sight for sore eyes watching their chemistry on the court. Not only that, the two have been on a streak of breaking records left and right. And tonight, it was Davis’ night.
Lakers’ Anthony Davis joins stars in another stunning record
Without a doubt, Davis has been the knight in shining armor for the Lakers. He has proven to be the best right-hand man to James. The Heat have practically no response to AD’s terror, as he has been on a roll since the battle for the championship began.
Talking about his record-breaking performances, he has added himself into another list of legends. After tonight’s game, as per NBA’s twitter, he has joined Kevin Durant (2012), Michael Jordan (1991), Rick Barry (1967), and Hal Greer (1967) as the only players in NBA History to score 30+ points in their first two career NBA Finals.
Anthony Davis joins Kevin Durant (2012), Michael Jordan (1991), Rick Barry (1967), and Hal Greer (1967) as the only players in @NBAHistory to score 30+ points in their first two career #NBAFinals games! pic.twitter.com/UQ194o3274
— NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
This can be added to the list of achievements the New Orleans Pelicans recruit already has on his resume. With today’s performance, he also etched his name in the Lakers’ history. His total of 66 points in the first two games of the Finals has now placed him next to Lakers’ legends Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Therefore, he ranks third in being the player who has scored the most points in the first two games of the Finals.
With the way Davis is playing, the Heat should be shivering with fear.
Can the Miami Heat make their way back from this deficit?
The Lakers have done a fine job in keeping the Heat’s back against the wall. Therefore, the Heat are having a tough time letting go of their clutches. For some time in the third quarter, we saw a spark in the Heat’s team to make a significant comeback. But the Lakers were just too good to be true.
Having two of their key players like Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo missing, the Heat could be sent home in just four games. Do you think Heat has it in them to make a comeback?