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Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination

Heat force Game 6, top Lakers to stave off elimination
Posted at 12:00 AM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-10 07:18:03-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The trophy was ready, but Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat delayed its appearance.

The NBA Finals are not over, not after Butler and the Heat pulled off a virtuoso performance in Game 5 on Friday night.

Butler had 35 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, and the Heat watched Danny Green's wide-open 3-pointer in the final seconds bounce off the rim on the way to beating the Los Angeles 111-108 — cutting the Lakers' lead in the title series to 3-2.

Game 6 is Sunday night.

LeBron James has a chance to win his 4th ring Sunday. It would be his first Championship as a Laker.