Led by Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat staved off elimination in a hard-fought Game 5 Friday night. The Heat still have their backs to the wall for Game 6 tonight, as the Los Angeles Lakers again look to clinch their 17th NBA championship.
Butler said that winning Game 6 would be even harder than Game 5, but added “I like our chances.”
Butler on spoiling the Lakers party: “I’m sure they (Lakers) wanted to win. Thought they were going to win going into it....I think it’s going to be even harder the next game (for us). And I like our chances <smiles>.” pic.twitter.com/mIUiVTJ4G1— Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) October 10, 2020
For the Heat to come away with a victory, Bam Adebayo playing closer to 100 percent would certainly help. Adebayo struggled in Game 5, missing several shots around the rim in his second game back after suffering a neck strain in Game 1 of the NBA. Adebayo said that he expects more of himself.
The Lakers are listing Anthony Davis as probable to play tonight with a right heel contusion. Goran Dragic remains doubtful.
The game will air on ABC and start shortly after 7:30 p.m.
- LeBron James
- Anthony Davis
- Dwight Howard
- Danny Green
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Miami HEAT —
- Jimmy Butler
- Jae Crowder
- Bam Adebayo
- Duncan Robinson
- Tyler Herro
- TV: ABC
- Streaming: fuboTV (via ABC)
- Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Inglis, Ruth Riley Hunter)
- Spanish Radio: WAQI 710AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda, Joe Pujala)
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