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NBA Finals: LA Lakers go 2-0 up with second victory over Miami Heat in Game 2

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Los Angeles Lakers have secured their second victory of the 2020 NBA Finals with a 124-114 win against Miami Heat at the AdventHealth Arena and now lead the series 2-0.

LeBron, Davis lead LAL scoring spree in the NBA Finals Game 2

Lakers stalwart LeBron James became the highest scorer of the night, securing 33 points including nine rebounds and the same number of assists. Anthony Davis, the top scorer of the last match landed 32 points with 14 rebounds and just a single assist.

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Davis, who made his Finals debut in Game 1, also became the first LA Lakers player to score over 30 points in their first two NBA Finals match and also became the highest scorer with 34 points in Game 1 on Thursday.

NBA Finals: LA Lakers go 2-0 up with second victory over Miami Heat in Game 2 - THE SPORTS ROOM
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Miami Heat started the game with two of their star players, point guard Goran Dragic and forward am Adebayo missing due to injury in the last game. Despite falling behind in the first two quarters, Heat tried to fight back in the 3rd and 4th, however, couldn’t break the 14 point lead LAL took before the break.

Jimmy Butler was the top scorer for the Heats. The forward scored 25 points including 8 rebounds and 13 assists. The 20-year-old shooting guard Tyler Herro made history as the youngest player in the finals, breaking the previous record held by Magic Johnson.

“It’s a great team that we’re playing and we understand that. We understand that they put you in some really tough positions offensively,” said LeBron in the post-match interview following the victory.

Four wins are the goal for Lakers

Hailing his team’s superstar forwards, LAL coach Frank Vogel said after the match: “Those guys are playing at an extremely high level, and hopefully we can get two more wins.”

“Until we win four games, we haven’t accomplished our goal,” a determined Alex Caruso said after the win.

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“It’s been over a year together and we’ve talked about the same goal from day one. We’re still here chasing that same goal. Until we get four wins, we’re staying hungry,” the Lakers guard added.

The match saw the virtual presence of former Lakers player and current coach of Los Angeles Sparks Derek Fisher, as well as American rapper Snoop Dogg.

NBA Finals Game 3 will return to the AdventHealth Arena on 5th October.

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