Tonight's Lakers trophy presentation cancelled, Jimmy Butler and the Heat live to fight another day
Jimmy Butler had another triple double as the undermanned Heat shocked the basketball world again with an 11 to 108 win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Butler finished with 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, and 5 steals in 47 minutes of action. He took the ball to the hoop and drew a foul and hit the final two free throws of his night (perfect 12 for 12 from the line) to put the Heat back up by 1. LeBron then countered with his own drive but kicked the ball out to KCP who missed a 3 pointer. The Lakers got the rebound but then Markief Morrs threw it away. The 20 year old Tyler Herro calmly hit his first two free throw attempts of the night to put the Heat up by 3 and with no timeouts left, that was that for the Lakers.
Duncan Robinson added 26 for Miami, while LeBron James had another amazing game for L.A. finishing with 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists. Anthony Davis added 28 and 12, but dealt with some injury issues in the 4th that evened the odds somewhat to the injury-ravaged Heat.
So about that Philadelphia 76ers decision to max Tobias Harris instead of Jimmy Butler...