The LA Lakers have won a record-equalling 17 th NBA title with a 106 -9 3 win over the Miami Heat that sealed the best-of-seven Finals series 4-2.
LeBron James covered another prestigious designation run with 28 targets, 14 rebounds and 10 assistances as the Los Angeles Lakers deserved their record-tying 17 th championship with a 106 -9 3 rout of the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Anthony Davis had 19 places and 15 comebacks, and Rajon Rondo orchestrated 19 for the Lakers, who accorded the Boston Celtics for most titles in league history with their first championship since 2010.
James, appointed the Finals’ MVP, deserved his fourth title with his third different team.
Bam Adebayo had 25 pitches and 10 rebounds, while Jimmy Butler and Jae Crowder tallied 12 each for the Heat, whose Cinderella run at the NBA bubble came back an end.
Goran Dragic returned from four competitions missed with a paw injury, but it wasn’t enough for Miami to force a Game 7 after falling behind 3-1 in the series.
The Lakers never trailed on Sunday, first-year coach Frank Vogel shaking things up from the gratuity by starting Alex Caruso over Dwight Howard and altering Davis to centre.
Caruso had only started two starts all season. The move paid off, as Los Angeles effectively made video games apart by outscoring Miami 36 -1 6 during the second quarter.
A 13 -0 run in the period, covered by back-to-back 3-pointers from Caldwell-Pope, had the Lakers up by 30, 64 -3 4, with 49.6 seconds left in the half.
The margin was 28 at the escape, the second-largest halftime lead in NBA Final history.
Davis and Caldwell-Pope each had 15 moments at the flout, and Rondo was a spark off the bench with 13 on 6-of-6 shooting.
Intermission did little to slow down Los Angeles, who led by as much as 36 before finishing the third quarter up 87 -5 8.
Ahead 103 -8 6 with 1:27 remaining, James and Davis went to the bench to begin celebrating with teammates.
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