Lakers top Heat 124-114 for 2-0 Finals lead

Los Angeles halfway to title
LeBron James goes for layup, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat in Game 2 of 2020 NBA Finals
Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 06:30:15-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch, LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage, and whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer.

The NBA Finals are halfway to a coronation.

James finished with 33 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, Davis made 14 of his first 15 shots on the way to 32 points, and the Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the title series by beating the shorthanded Miami Heat 124-114 on Friday night.

The Lakers shot 51%, making 16 consecutive shots from 2-point range in a stretch that started late in the first quarter and ended late in the third.