Miami Heat are not turning up in the NBA Finals to be rolled over, grinding out a
victory in Game 5 to put the series at 3-2, in a match that could have seen Los
Angeles Lakers crowned champions if results had gone their way.

Lakers came into the game leading 3-1 and needing just a win to wrap up the
Championships, but the Heat had other ideas, putting the planned party on ice as
they won the match in a gritty 111-108 win.

In what looked like a personal contest between Lebron James and Jimmy Butler,
both players made a Triple-double for their teams respectively, with James hitting
40pts and Butler 35pts, personally dragging their teams over the line.

Playing his second consecutive game in the series, Bam Adebayo showed what he
brings into the team at both ends of the paints, making 13pts, 4rebs and 4ast to
help Heat go into Game 6, knowing they still have a chance for the title.

Adebayo showed his defensive prowess just before the third quarter ended,
following up Rajon Rondo to the rim to make a defensive block that helped Heat
avoid a 2pt driving layup.

Heat played a very good game, but they looked edgy sometimes, and when they
seemed to pull through a run, they somehow let Lakers back into the contest,
having given up an 11pt lead at some point in the game.

With Game 6 coming up on Sunday and the possibility of having Goran Dragic back,
and Adebayo gaining more fitness, it could be a worry for Lakers, especially if the
Heat should turn up with the same resilience they showed up with in Game 5.

Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.


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