LeBron James called Game 4 of the Finals one of his career's biggest and sent a pre-game text to his teammates calling it a 'must-win'

Published Oct 07 2020 at 3:30 PM GMT
  • nd half, James and Davis combined for 34 of the Lakers' 53 points.
  • Players like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso, and Kyle Kuzma all hit big shots to support their leading stars.
  • The Lakers defense suffocated the Heat offense, daring Jimmy Butler to shoot from the outside while clogging the paint.
  • Part of the Lakers' success included a semi-dramatic defensive adjustment: Having the 7-foot Davis guard Butler, who had scored 40 points in Game 3 The Lakers dared Butler (a 24% three-point shooter on the season) to launch from outside, while Davis used his length to swallow drives to the basket, finishing with four blocks and plenty more altered shots.
  • "That guy can do everything defensively," James said of Davis.



  • Published Oct 7, 2020 3:30 PM GMT