LeBron averaged 29 points and 11 rebounds in the finals, and he still maintained a strong dominance, especially in the critical moment when the team needed to help. The heat may have a stronger counterattack in the third game, LeBron needs to play a greater role, he needs to lead the team with positive performance at both ends of the attack and defense. Adebayor is likely to return in the third game, which means Davis may face more offensive and defensive pressure, but Davis has proved himself through the first two finals that the heats interior line is not enough to limit him. Davis averaged 33 points and 11.5 rebounds in the first two games of the finals. What he had to do was to try to keep the offensive efficiency and put more pressure on the heat inside.
For the Lakers, they need character players to help Jamie and relieve pressure. Green and Popper have to try to find a handle on the outside. If they can shoot three points, the attack of the Lakers will be more dangerous. Howard wants to play a defensive role in the interior, he is the best weapon to limit Adebayor. On the bench, Rondo in the second game showed value, he gave the team a lot of help in the attack, the veteran to try to maintain the state. Kuzma, Caruso, Morris and others should try to help in the offensive end, especially Kuzma and Morris should strive for more stable shooting performance. Smith is likely to get another chance to play and he has to help the team on defense.
We didnt achieve our goal until we won four games, Caruso reminded his teammates. Weve been together for more than a year, and weve been talking about the same goal from day one, and were still pursuing it. We will always be eager to win until we win four games
The Lakers are still eager to win, and so are the heat, who are 2-0 behind and injured, but have no plans to give up resistance. From the second game of the finals, we can see that the score behind the heat is very tenacious, they created a lot of trouble for the Lakers. In the third game of the finals, whether Adebayor and Dragic can return is still uncertain. They are all listed as playing in doubt. Although Adebayor has said that he will play with injuries, the heat will definitely pay more attention to his future. Therefore, what the situation is depends on the team doctors decision before the game.
Butler is the leader of the team. He needs to drive the team with all-round performance, but also needs to play more aggressive and create more trouble for the Lakers on the court. In the second game, Butler got 25 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists. He played a leading role, but for the heat, they still need Butler to do more, especially in terms of personal attack. He should try to exert more pressure on the Lakers.
Ollinick became the teams surprise on the last game, 24 points, Herro, nun and others also had a good performance. The heat need these players to have a more stable play, to give Butler more support in the attack. Claude and igdala should also work hard to bring contribution. They should strive for better performance. If Adebayor can return, the heats interior performance will be improved, but when he continues to be absent, the heat will try to find a way to limit Davis inside, and their contraction package may be more determined.
Before the finals, the heat had not suffered two consecutive losses in the playoffs this year, and they advanced to the finals with 12-3 records in the East. The last time a team was down 2-0 in the finals was in 2016, when LeBrons Cavaliers reversed against the warriors. Obviously, the heat are not completely out of hope. The Lakers swept the heat 2-0 in the regular season. The Lakers won 95-80 at home, then in Miami, they won 113-110. This year is the first time the two teams have met in the finals. In the first two games of the finals, the Lakers won and led 2-0. Both sides are expected to start: the Lakers: pop, green, LeBron, Davis, Howard, the heat: nun, Herro, Butler, Claude, Adebayor. Source: Netease sports Author: Evan, editor in charge: Yang Jiankun_ NS4215
Before the finals, the heat had not suffered two consecutive losses in the playoffs this year, and they advanced to the finals with 12-3 records in the East. The last time a team was down 2-0 in the finals was in 2016, when LeBrons Cavaliers reversed against the warriors. Obviously, the heat are not completely out of hope.
It is expected that both parties will take the initiative: