Pat Riley on Lakers’ NBA Finals win: There will always be that asterisk

Pat Riley: 'Asterisk' in NBA Finals due to injuries

Miami Heat president Pat Riley praised the Lakers’ title win but equally used the word “asterisk” when describing their six-game Finals victory – wondering what would have happened, had they been fortunate enough to utilise an injury-free roster during the series. Bam Adebayo (shoulder, neck) and Goran Dragic (torn plantar fascia) were sidelined, missing key minutes. Continue reading

NBA Finals – Heat 93-106 Lakers: LeBron key as LA cruise to 17th franchise trophy

LA Lakers win 17th NBA Championship title after beating Miami Heat

Finals MVP LeBron James recorded yet another decisive triple-double en route to earning his fourth NBA title as the Los Angeles Lakers were dominant during their 13-point Game 6 win vs. the Miami Heat overnight – a side packed with plenty of promise but ultimately falling short. Continue reading

NBA Finals Preview: Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers – Plenty to play for

Lakers vs. Heat Game 3 recap: Jimmy Butler posts XX-XX-XX triple-double in  win to make series 2-1 - DraftKings Nation

Jimmy Butler recorded a historic 40-point triple-double, becoming only the third player in NBA Finals history to do so – as the Miami Heat delivered a defiant display, taking Game 3 with a nine-point margin against the Lakers. It’s made all the more impressive knowing that two of their stars – Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo – watched helplessly from the sidelines nursing injuries. Can they level the series, or will the Lakers restore their two-game advantage?  Continue reading

NBA Finals Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs Miami Heat – Injured but not out

Lakers vs. Heat Game 1 results: Anthony Davis, LeBron dominate in 116-98  win to open NBA Finals - DraftKings Nation

Anthony Davis had 34 points and LeBron James added 25 as the Los Angeles Lakers were rampant en route to an impressive Game 1 win vs. the Miami Heat in this year’s NBA Finals. Erik Spoelstra’s side have multiple niggling injuries – Goran Dragic (foot), Bam Adebayo (shoulder) and Jimmy Butler (ankle), but want to make necessary adjustments and shoot more efficiently than they did for Game 2. Will they tie up the series or can the Lakers take a 2-0 lead? Continue reading

Playoff Preview: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics – A big Game 4 in store

Jaylen Brown's play, presence as a leader key Game 3 Celtics win | RSN

Jaylen Brown had 26 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 with 14 rebounds and eight assists as the Boston Celtics finally retained their lead to halve the series deficit against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Now, the onus is on Miami to respond accordingly – so how will Erik Spoelstra’s defiant players respond in an important Game 4? Struggle again or come out firing? Continue reading