Refusal To Lose Describes Anthony Davis In The NBA Finals

Refusal To Lose Describes Anthony Davis In The NBA Finals

To be clear both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat played well enough to win game 2 of the NBA Finals. Both teams shot over 50% from the field and the Heat made 40% of their 3-pointers.

While the Heat went down 114-124 to the Lakers, they did play extremely hard considering they did not have the services of Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic. Leave it to that grinder of head coach, Eric Spoelstra to make some huge adjustments in game 2 which prevented the Lakers from dominating the game the way they did in game 1.

As hard as the Heat played, it was clear from the start of the game that LeBron James and Anthony Davis had no intention of falling to the Heat in game 2. James scored 33 points, had 9 rebounds, and 9 assists in the game.

Davis scored 32 points, sinking 15 of the 20 shots. The reality is he was in total control of the game before it even started. He grabbed 13 rebounds in his 40 minutes of playing time and never seemed to be concerned about the Heat despite the fact that Heat refused to go away quietly into the night.

Two games into the NBA Finals and Davis is averaging 12 rebounds and 33 points on 63% shooting in the finals.

The reality is if Anthony Davis had not played as well as he did, there is a good chance that this series would be tied up. Davis who is looking for his first NBA ring has come a long way from the PR disaster that occurred during his last year in New Orleans when his demand to be traded was leaked to the press.

Clearly if your a Lakers fan you wound not be on the verge of another NBA title without Anthony Davis willing to play the role of “Robin” to LeBron’s “Batman.” What’s interesting is that at times James has played “Robin” and Davis has played “Batman.” Either way, these two together are the reason the Heat are going to have a hard time avoiding a sweep in this year’s NBA Finals.

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