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NBA Finals: LA Lakers sweep up third victory as they lead the series 3-1 after Game 4

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After losing the third game of the 2020 NBA Finals against Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers are back with another victory, winning Game 4 102-96 at the AdventHealth Arena and now lead the series 3-1.

James-Davis duo help Lakers clinch the third victory in NBA Finals Game 4

Lakers icon LeBron James was the star of the night, scoring 28 points including 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Fellow LAL striker Anthony Davis secured 22 points with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.

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He was spectacular: LeBron James sheds praise on teammate Anthony Davis

“Between me and AD, we hold each other to a standard that no one else can hold us to,” LeBron James spoke to ESPN in the post-match interview.

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“He challenges me every night; I challenge him every night. It doesn’t matter if the ball is going in, we have to do things that help our team win on the defensive end and offensive end, and he did that tonight. He was spectacular,” the Lakers stalwart added.

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“Obviously, it’s one game, we still have work to do,” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel after the win, “but tonight’s game, those guys did a great job.”

Coming off with a victory in the third game, Heat were in full confidence going into today’s game, eyeing to tie the series and showed marvellous defending in the 2nd quarter, keeping the scores close. However, s stupendous three-pointer from Davis helped LAL to walk out of the game as the winners.

Heat forward Jimmy Butler, who was the architect behind their Game 3 victory, scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and 9 assists while their shooting guard Tyler Herro secured 21 points, including 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

“We know we’ve got to be better. We know that we can be better,” lamented Butler after the defeat. “We’ve got to play damn near perfect to beat them- we didn’t do that tonight.”

Now leading the series 3-1, Lakers are just one victory away from clinching their first championship since 2010, as they head into Game 5 on 10th October.

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Saikat Banerjee
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A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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