Tag: NBA playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate winning the 2020 NBA Championship after defeating the Miami Heat in six games. (Image: AP)

LA Lakers Win 2020 Championship, LeBron James NBA Finals MVP

In just his second season in Los Angeles, LeBron James guided the Lakers to an NBA championship. The Lakers knocked off the Miami Heat in six games after a blowout victory in Game 6. LeBron posted a triple-double in Game 6 with 28 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists. In […]

Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers guards Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat in Game 4. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Game 6 Preview: Do-or-Die Again for Miami Heat

The Los Angeles Lakers are still one win away from an NBA championship, but those pesky Miami Heat already won one elimination game and face another one in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Jimmy Butler unleashed a 35-point triple-double to boost the Heat to a victory in Game 5. […]

Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers attempts to block Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler in Game 4. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Game 5: Miami Heat Do or Die, Lakers on Cusp of Title

The Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from the NBA Championship heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals, whereas the Miami Heat are on the brink of elimination after falling behind 3-1. The Lakers are seeking their first title since they knocked off the Boston Celtics in the […]

LeBron James (Lakers) and Jimmy Butler (Heat) battling during Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

NBA Finals Preview: Decisive Game 4 with Miami Heat Down 2-1

Even without two starters, Jimmy Butler put on a dazzling performance with a 40-point triple-double to lead the Miami Heat to their first victory in the 2020 NBA Finals. The gutsy performance inspired the Heat, who now know they’re capable of hanging with the LA Lakers despite falling behind in […]

Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

LA Lakers Game 1 Blow Out, Miami Heat Lose Dragic and Adebayo

The small-ball Miami Heat struggled to stop Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals. The Lakers coasted to a 118-96 victory, but led by as many as 32 points in a difficult opening game in which the Heat lost Goran Dragic (foot) […]

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat defended by LeBron James of the LA Lakers. (Image: Lynee Sladky/AP)

NBA Finals Game 1: Lakers and Heat Ready to Throw Down

The NBA started its bubble nearly three months ago with 22 teams playing at Disney’s World of Sports in Orlando. Now, just two teams remain in the hunt for the championship — the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. LeBron James will appear in his 10th NBA finals with his […]

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum drives by Andre Iguodala and Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat. (Image: Mike Ehrmann/Getty)

East Finals Game 6: Heat Seek KO, Celtics Do-or-Die Down 3-2

Buckle up for a wicked ride in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Boston Celtics took control of Game 5 in the second half to win 121-108 and stave off elimination against the Miami Heat. Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and Jaylen Brown added 28 in the blowout. The Heat still […]

LA Lakers star LeBron James drives to the hoop against the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

LA Lakers 1 Win from NBA Finals, Denver Nuggets Down 3-1 … Again

If you’re the Denver Nuggets, down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, you have the Los Angeles Lakers just where you want them. The Nuggets rallied back from down 3-1 twice already this postseason with a 6-0 record in elimination game situations. The Nuggets have yet to panic after falling […]

Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro drives to the basket against Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics in Game 4. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Miami Heat 11-2 in Playoffs, Boston on Brink Elimination in Game 5

Thanks to sharpshooting heroics from rookie Tyler Herro, the Miami Heat took a 3-1 lead over the Boston Celtics in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat are one victory away from securing a berth in the NBA Finals, while the Boston Celtics face elimination in a do-or-die Game 5. […]

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (eight) defends Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

West Finals Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs. LA Lakers in Game 4

After winning the first two games of the Western Conference Finals, the LA Lakers lost Game 3 to the Denver Nuggets thanks to some sharpshooting heroics from Jamal Murray. The Nuggets would love to even the series at 2-2, but they won’t panic if they happen to fall behind 3-1. […]

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray dunks against the LA Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. (Image: Garrett Ellwood/Getty)

Ridiculous Shots by Jamal Murray in Game 3 vs. Lakers (VIDEO)

The Denver Nuggets nearly blew a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, but they withheld a 19-2 run by the Los Angeles Lakers to hold on for the 114-106 victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Jamal Murray scored 28 points and knocked down two step-back 3-pointers to […]

Anthony Davis of the LA Lakers squares up for a buzzer-beater against the Denver Nuggets in Game 2. (Image: Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

West Finals: LA Lakers Up 2-0 on Denver via AD Buzzer-Beater

Down by one point with just seconds remaining, and Anthony Davis didn’t flinch. AD lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to a Game 2 victory with a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to defeat the Denver Nuggets 105-103. The fourth quarter of Game 2 became the Nikola Jokic vs. Anthony Davis show, with […]

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets defends LeBron James of the LA Lakers in Denver. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

West Finals: Top-Seeded LA Lakers Meet Never-Die Denver Nuggets

Ready for Jokic and Murray versus LeBron and AD? The #3 Denver Nuggets rallied from down 3-1 to win both their playoff series in order to advance to the Western Conference Finals where they’ll face the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers barely broke a sweat in the postseason. After […]