Lakers Star LeBron James Unhappy with the Team’s Defensive Performance in NBA Finals

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The Los Angeles Lakers have defeated the Miami Heat in back to back final games. They are now up 2-0 in the series and are just two wins away from winning championship #17. Behind this fabulous victory was none other than the duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

The duo combined for 65 points and were unstoppable throughout the game. Moreover, the Lakers rocked the Black Mamba jerseys today and they remain undefeated in them. Kobe Bryant’s blessing has been there for the Lakers during this entire playoff run. The Lakers are now in a comfortable position to win a ring for the late legend.

However, LBJ revealed that the Lakers were unhappy with their defensive performance down the stretch. The Miami Heat cut the lead to single digits several times during the final stretch of the game.

Myself, Coach and AD were not happy with our defensive presence tonight. We know we can be a lot better. Myself and AD, we’re not satisfied with just the win. We want to be great.”

Even after taking a 2-0 lead, the Lakers are flaunting their killer mentality. Honestly, the job is not finished yet. The Heat can still make a comeback in the series. Even without their two stars in Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic, the Heat kept the game close.

If the Lakers lose focus on the defensive end, they might give the Heat a chance for a comeback. That would be the worst-case scenario for the Lakers as it will rip them off the momentum they have as of now.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis: The best duo in the league?

Lakers superstars Anthony Davis and LeBron James in 2020 NBA Finals
Oct 2, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (3) after a play during the third quarter against the Miami Heat in game two of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of the dynamic duos of the league, there is no way that one can leave LBJ and AD out of the conversation. They tormented the Western Conference during the regular season and postseason.

Moreover, the duo is getting it done on both ends of the floor. Head coach Frank Vogel must be jubilant to have two superstars who can consistently perform on the biggest stage for his team.

In the first two games of the Finals, James is averaging 29.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 9.0 assists. Meanwhile, Davis is right ahead of his partner in crime with 33.0 points, 11.5 boards, and 3.0 assists.

If this form continues, there are no doubts that the Lakers are on track for another banner in their rafters after it’s all said and done.

But what do you think? Will the Lakers sweep Miami or will the Heat comeback in the series?

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