The Lakers reached the NBA Finals for the 31st time and won the NBA championship 17 times. After all, the Los Angeles Lakers tied the Celtics and became one of the two teams with the most championships in NBA history. On the evening of the 11th, the NBA Finals played the sixth game. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93, and with a hearty victory, the total score was locked at 4 to 2, winning the championship this season.
This is a historic championship trophy from James, which carries the will of the late legend Kobe Bryant. The only “small flaw” maybe that they failed to win the championship trophy in the last game wearing a “black mamba” jersey.
In fact, after the last game, many fans on social networks questioned the Lakers’ “overconsumption” of Kobe. There are also many angry Lakers fans who blame James for not being able to keep the record of winning the “Black Mamba” jersey.
However, when the Heat tenaciously has rewritten the total score to 2 to 3, the Lakers are still a more promising team to win the championship.
An interesting statistic counts the subsequent victories of teams that have achieved a 3-1 lead in history-259 rounds of the series have had a 3-1 lead, and 155 rounds of the series have been directly promoted 4-1, with a winning percentage of 59.8 %. In the remaining 104 rounds of the series, 70 rounds of the series advanced 4 to 2, with a winning percentage of 67.3%. In the remaining 34 rounds of the series, 21 rounds of the series were promoted to the tiebreaker, and the winning rate was still 61.8%.
Of course, historical data cannot influence the outcome of the game. It is the players themselves that really determine the outcome. As the core of the Lakers, James maintained a very good mentality after losing the last game. “For me now, I have always maintained a stable mentality. I live in the moment regardless of the high light or low point.”
“We can play better, learn from the loss, and show the difference.”
As James said, the Lakers in the sixth game really have a new look-coach Vogel replaced the starting lineup, replaced Howard with Caruso, gave up the advantage of height to strengthen the ball and speed.
Such a change also gave James more room for breakthroughs in the first quarter. Although James felt hot on the outside in the last game, James strengthened his breakthrough offense today. From the beginning of the game, he was badly confronted by the body, carrying the defender to score.
In the first quarter of the game, James used his strength to score 9 points, and scored 5 rebounds and 3 assists. More importantly, he did not make a single turnover in the first quarter. On the offensive end, James turned into “King-James”. On the defensive end, Anthony Davis, who played with injuries, set up a solid barrier on his own. No matter it is Adebayor, Claude, or Shiro, it is difficult to break through and score at the basket.
In contrast to the Heat, when the Lakers completed their changes on both ends of the offense and defense, they lost their previous toughness and strength. Especially the team’s core Jimmy Butler, he is under the Lakers’ mark, there is not much room to break through the offense. The teammates who felt hot in the previous game also failed to continue their offensive momentum.
Because of the huge contrast between the two sides, the Lakers took an 8-point lead 28-20 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter of the game, Rondo completed a breakthrough layup and shot an open three-pointer at the beginning, which completely opened the Lakers’ offensive horn. Anthony Davis withstood the soreness of his right heel contusion, hit consecutive shots, and even completed dunks with Iguodala’s defense.
In the Lakers’ “wave” offense, the Heat was completely “lost”. It is not difficult to see the mentality change from the free throws they missed consecutively. Butler missed two free throws from three free throws in the first half, while Claude and Adebayor combined to miss five free throws.
With Popper’s strong two three-pointers, the Lakers opened the point difference to 30 points in the first half. Finally, 64 to 36, with a 28-point lead back to the locker room.
It is worth mentioning that the 28-point halftime difference is also the second-largest halftime difference in the history of the NBA Finals.
In the second half of the game, the Lakers did not leave the Heat with more counterattack opportunities-at the end of the third quarter, the Lakers still led by 29 points. Although the Heat hit a 7-0 climax in the fourth quarter, the Lakers stabilized their position and did not let the victory slip away again. So far, the Lakers won the 17th championship trophy in team history, and this is a very different one. Not only because the team reached the top in a special environment and schedule under the new crown epidemic, but also because they have been fighting with Kobe’s will.
As James and Davis have repeatedly emphasized before, “This season is to fight for Kobe.”