The Los Angeles Lakers are two wins away from an NBA championship.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis dominated to combine for 63 points against a shorthanded Miami squad without Bam Adebayo (shoulder) and Goran Dragic (foot).
If you missed the game, don't worry, we've got you covered with out live blog of the game. Catch up on the scores, highlights, news and reaction from game 2!
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat Game 2: Score, updates, news, stats and highlights
Final - Lakers 124, Heat 114
-It's over. The Lakers secure a comfortable 124-114 win in game 2 that always looked a little closer on the scoreboard than it felt in reality. Los Angeles now take a 2-0 lead in the series and are one step close to another NBA Championship.
-Davis continues to crush Miami on the glass. He puts back a jam and the Lakers now have 21 second chance points on the night. They lead by 13 points with two minutes to play and this one is all but over.
-It's 115-104 Lakers with 4:36 left. Los Angeles are a few minutes away from taking a commanding 2-0 lead in the series.
-Kendrick Nunn comes up with the incredible block on Davis in the paint!
Kendrick Nunn comes across for the SWAT! #NBAFinals @MiamiHEAT 101@Lakers 113- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
5:50 left in Game 2 on ABC pic.twitter.com/3GfZry5817
Jimmy with AUTHORITY 😤#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/3LfHp78KcT- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 3, 2020
-The game is getting a little chippy as the Heat desperately try to make one last run. They've been unable to cut into the defiicit however and still trail by 10 points with 7:49 remaining.
AD scores 15 in the 3rd and is up to 30 PTS on 14-16 shooting on ABC! #NBAFinals @MiamiHEAT 93@Lakers 103- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
LeBron James: 23 PTS, 8 AST
Jimmy Butler: 19 PTS, 6 REB, 10 AST pic.twitter.com/t7DDud7i4b
End of the Third - Lakers 103, Heat 93
-Kelly Olynyk with the tough finish after drawing contact on LeBron. The Heat are scrapping to stay in the game. Olynyk has 16 points off the bench.
AD is now 14-15 from the field 😳 pic.twitter.com/NXf7vYXTKK- NBA TV (@NBATV) October 3, 2020
-Lakers social is all of us...
ANTHONY DAVIS- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 3, 2020
-Davis continues his outrageous offensive performance. He's up to 30 points in just 26 minutes. Lakers call time with a 92-79 lead and 3:56 to go in the third.
-Lakers lead 82-64 with 8:24 left in the third and Los Angeles look to land the game defining blow early in the second half.
-The Anthony Davis takeover has been initiated. Davis 24 points on 11-for-12 shooting and the Heat simply have no answer for his dominance inside and out.
-Second half is about to get underway in game 2. It's been domination inside for the Lakers where they hold an 30-18 advantage in the paint. The Heat knocked just six triples in the first half and will mostly likely have to get cooking from the outside to make this one a game down the stretch.
HALFTIME in Game 2 on ABC! #NBAFinals@MiamiHEAT 54@Lakers 68- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
Anthony Davis: 15 PTS, 7-8 FGM
LeBron James: 12 PTS, 6 AST
Rajon Rondo: 9 PTS, 4 AST
Jimmy Butler: 11 PTS, 5 REB, 8 AST pic.twitter.com/dxXqxf6Cmg
Halftime - Lakers 68, Heat 54
-A 39-point second quarter leaves the Lakers with a big lead at the half. Davis has 15 points while LeBron has added 12 points to go with his six assists.
-Not for the first time in this one, the Lakers respond with a major rally. A 17-6 run in 2:42 of play has the Lakers leading 64-49, the largest of the game. That happened quickly.
-Miami are +11 in free-throw attempts so far in the first half and are working it inside and drawing contact. Heat close to within four points, 47-43 with 4:30 until the half.
LBJ drives right & finishes with the left! 💪#NBAFinals #LakeShow- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
Game 2 on ABC pic.twitter.com/2BDdIu4Scf
-10 points, five rebounds and three assists for LeBron already while Jimmy Butler has just five points on 1-for-3 shooting. The Heat need Butler to be more assertive in finding his shot with Dragic out of the lineup.
-Jae Crowder knocks down the corner three on the extra pass from Kendrick Nunn. Lakers lead 40-30 with 8:01 left in the half.
-LeBron James takes it all the way to the basket through contact. Lakers lead is out to a game-high 12 points with 10 minutes left in the first half. Danger period coming up for Miami.
LeBron 👀➡️ AD!#NBAFinals on ABC pic.twitter.com/Sz8U7klpFY- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
End of the 1st - Lakers 29, Heat 23
Rondo jab steps and lets it fly from 3-point land! #NBAFinals- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
Game 2 on ABC pic.twitter.com/MZB6z1kjVC
-Miami are weathering the early storm and appear to have tightened up the transitin defense. Lakers lead 27-21 with 1:33 left in the first.
-The Lakers have extended their lead to 22-14 with 3:53 to go in the first quarter. Frank Vogel is challenging a shooting foul called on Rajon Rondo. Rondo appeared to foul Duncan Robinson in the act of shooting from behind the 3-point line.
-Leonard and now Kelly Olynyk have knocked down threes. The Heat are going to need the outside shots to fall for the two big men without Adebayo.
Dwight runs the floor and LeBron rewards him! #NBAFinals @MiamiHEAT 8@Lakers 14- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
Game 2 on ABC pic.twitter.com/xmrkZNcJJ1
-The Lakers are looking dangerous in transition. Dwight Howard has six points, Davis has four and the Lakers lead 14-8 with 7:34 left in the first.
-Anthony Davis scores first with a mid-range turnaround. Meyers Leonard is going to have his hands full trying to slow down AD.
-LeBron is getting locked in.
New game, same focus. 👑- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
Game 2 NEXT on ABC#NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/CCdkQPcAER
-Tyler Herro and Meyers Leonard are moving into the starting lineup for Miami tonight to replace Adebayo and Dragic.
Tyler Herro x Game 2 x #PhantomCam- NBA (@NBA) October 3, 2020
⏰: 9:00pm/et 📺: ABC pic.twitter.com/zuUXwlpkQU
-Some bad news for the Heat: Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic have reportedly been ruled out for Game 2. Whereas Adebayo is dealing with a left shoulder and neck injury, Dragic suffered a tear of the left plantar fascia in Game 1.
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