The LA Lakers are on their way to a dominant Game 1 win over the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. It didn’t start out that way, as the Lakers went down by 13 points early in the first quarter. However, a lot of those struggles were amplified with Danny Green seeking to make his three-point shots. This is an issue that has plagued throughout the playoffs.
However, Green found his shooting stroke through the game and helped the Lakers jump out to a 32 point lead. Green made his contribution by hitting 3 three-pointers in the game.
Those shots added another historical record to this Lakers team. While LeBron James and Rajon Rondo have broken their fair share of records, Green chipped in by setting a new NBA Finals record for most three-pointers.
Congrats to @DGreen_14 for breaking a tie with Lakers legends Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher for 7th-most Finals 3-pointers of all-time 🙌 pic.twitter.com/QnTwIpgaKe
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 1, 2020
Green surpassed the late Kobe Bryant on the list and is the 7th all-time now. He tied with Kobe and Laker legend Derek Fisher for 7th with 48 three-pointers made. Green now has 51 three-pointers, four behind legendary three-point shooter Ray Allen. Green developed his NBA reputation on being able to knock down big shots, and this stat is proof.
Lakers riding their momentum to an easy Finals victory?
This game is reinforcing why the Lakers were such heavy favorites to become NBA Champions. This team may not have the same depth that Miami has in terms of ability. However, their roster is stacked with former champions and veterans that know what it takes to make it through a Finals series.
The Lakers have former champions on the team in LeBron, Green, J. R. Smith, Rajon Rondo, and even JaVale McGee. Dwight Howard has been to the NBA Finals before. All these names have done it at the highest level, and they are supplemented by Anthony Davis. This team is the definition of ‘championship pedigree’.
Game 1 proved to everyone that the Lakers have more tricks than expected. However, a well-coached squad like Miami are bound to play differently in Game 2. Despite that, the chances of Miami winning this series are slim because of what this Lakers team is built of. As individual players break records, the team looks to tie with the Boston Celtics for most NBA Championships.