"I think that impacted us some, but we've been in foul trouble before, and you have to play through it", Vogel said. Davis finished with 22 points, but he didn't grab any offensive rebounds. He had no shots, four turnovers and two fouls in almost eight minutes. "They had wide open looks". Butler led the Heat with 23 points. I really don't. I want to win.
So when Hall of Famer Charles Barkley asked Morris on NBA TV after the Lakers' Game 4 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night if the forward was being physical or purposefully intimidating on the court, Morris didn't hesitate with his answer.
In the third quarter, James' shooting from distance improved, his first three-pointer of the night coming with a 29-foot effort to put the Lakers ahead at 55-54. The Lakers followed their three previous postseason losses by winning the remaining games in each series, and Davis averaged 33 points in the games immediately following those defeats.
James led the Lakers with 28 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists and overcame six turnovers - five of which were committed before halftime - to secure the game.
Only 6.4 million and 5.9 million viewers respectively tuned into these games.
Butler had a corner 3 that would have given Miami the lead rim out with 3:05 left; Caldwell-Pope made a corner 3 at the other end seven seconds later and the Lakers were up 93-88. After their Game 4 win over the Heat, he broke down this topic. Miami have shot just 7-of-26 from the 3-point line and 24-of-62 from the field.
At this point in the season the pressure of the games is unbelievable.
As leagues across the USA continue to attempt to complete their truncated seasons, the revised schedule has meant more games from different sports overlapping, causing a dip in ratings compared to past year.
Butler was one of the worst 3-point shooters in the league during the regular season, but he's been solid in the playoffs, attempting 2.0 3-pointers per game and knocking them down at a 34.2 percent clip. They could have easily packed it in and been thankful just to make it to the finals, but they bounced back and indeed showed the heart of a champion by fending off the team many believe to be the best in basketball. Tatum also flourished on offense, putting up 17 in the third quarter, and the team went on a 20-3 run that won them the game. As he noted, LeBron James has said something similar to him in the first quarter, and Butler simply wanted to relay the message once it became clear that the Heat were going to win the game. Adebayo chipped in 15 points after missing Games 2 and 3, but wasn't his usual dominant self on the glass.