Byline by – Vinayak Heliwal
Anthony Davis punched his chest in celebration, LeBron James showed his emotion with a big scream as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 102-96 to take a 3-1 lead in the best -of -seven NBA Finals.
The Los Angeles Lakers are closed to achieve what they want most- the franchise’s first championship in 10 years.
Coming off a win in their last meeting, the Heat Played with confidence early on as Jimmy Butler went 5-5 from the field, including a jump shot at the buzzer that cut the Lakers lead to 27-22 at the end of the first quarter.
The Miami defense was topnotch as they frustrated the Lakers in the back and forth the second quarter.Star player LeBron James again showed his master class in third quarter as he finished the match with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.
Anthony Davis(22points) played a key supporting role. With less than a minute left, Davis hit a memorable three-pointer time push the advantage to nine and blocked a Butler layup attempt to seal the Win and put the Lakers one victory away from their first championship since 2010.
Meanwhile Miami’s Jimmy Butler backed up his sensational game three performance by leading his team in scoring with 22 points, while rookie Tyler Herro (21 points) and Duncan Robinson (17 points) help keep the Heat’s Chance alive in Orlando, Florida.
The Lakers will now look to seal the Championship with a win on Game 5 on Friday.