The Los Angeles Lakers clinched the NBA title for the 17th time, equaling the record, after a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat to win the final 4-2 that sealed a best-of-seven series.
The Lakers equaled the Boston Celtics ‘ record for the number of times they won the NBA title.
The Lakers concluded an unprecedented season as the season resumed in July after a four-month hiatus due to the covid-19 pandemic, with all competitions resuming at Disney World in Florida.
The 35-year-old LeBron James “King” stood out with triple double (at least ten in three statistical categories) with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, earning his fourth title with three different clubs and the MVP award in the finals.
Anthony Davis added 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who clinched their title nearly eight months after the catastrophic death of former captain Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash that led him to his last title in 2010 before being crowned Sunday’s Orlando Health bubble.
The Lakers were the best, strongest and fiercest of the gentlemen’s game, trying not to give Miami a chance to pounce in the final moments similar to Friday’s fifth game.
Miami’s Jimmy Butler scored 12 points and 8 assists.
The Lakers made a big gap in the second quarter, scoring 36 points, the heat’s total in the first half (64-36).
Four Lakers players scored ten or more points before the break.
Veteran distributor Rajon Rondo scored six balls from 6 attempts, to build the Lakers the second-largest margin before the break in playoff history (+28).
Coming on as a substitute, Rondo, crowned 2008 champion with Boston, scored 19 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 17 points and Danny Green 11.