The series isn’t over yet but today the Lakers cooled Miami Heat to take a 3-1 series in Game 4.
With 40 seconds, Anthony Davis took a deep 3-pointer. It was precisely the kind of shot the Miami Heat wanted him to take, but he fired it with confidence. When it fell through the net, the Los Angeles Lakers had a nine-point lead, which they would not relinquish. James finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists, as the Lakers beat the Miami Heat 102-96.
Kobe Bryant’s memory has been such a huge inspiration to the Lakers during the play-off and before the game, Lebron made another fashion choice meant to honor Bryant. As he entered the arena for Game 4, his shirt featured a famous picture of Bryant along with the inscription “More Than Ever With Love.”
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 15 and Danny Green added 10 for the Lakers, who didn’t trail at any point in the final 20-plus minutes. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points for Miami, who got 21 from Tyler Herro, 17 from Duncan Robinson, and 15 from Bam Adebayo, who returned after missing two games with a neck injury.
Game 5 will be played on Friday night.