On the back of 61 combined points from Duncan Robinson and Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat forced a Game 6, taking Game 5 by a mere three points.
With a missed Danny Green three to basically seal the game, the Heat were able to escape with a 111-108 victory. They were also bailed out by Markieff Morris throwing the ball out of bounds following that Green missed three.
For the Heat, they were led by five-time All-Star Jimmy Butler. He had 35 points himself as was the answer down the stretch. Butler was oftentimes the answer for a Heat offense that didn’t look too confident at times.
As for the game itself, it was pretty close knit. No team won a single quarter by more than three points. There really weren’t any huge leads as the team’s traded buckets late in the fourth quarter.
That said, as the Finals are concerned, Game 6 will take place Sunday night.
As for the Wildcats, Tyler Herro ended the game with 12 points and three rebounds.
This was his 20th straight game with double figures, the most for any rookie in the postseason in league history. He’s the only member of the Heat to score 10 or more in each of their 20 playoff games. He also previously broke the playoff record for most threes by a rookie in NBA Finals history.
Tyler Herro has passed Sam Cassell for most three-pointers in the NBA Finals by a rookie in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/lNqqtvY8Pv— StatMuse (@statmuse) October 7, 2020
Continuing with the Cats, Bam Adebayo, not having his best game, did finish with 13 points, four rebounds and four assists. His presence on both ends of the floor certainly was a reason the Heat found a way to win.
Finally, we turn to their opponent for the last Kentucky product.
Center Anthony Davis, who wasn’t 100 percent after going off with what looked like a sprained ankle early in the game, totaled 28 points and 12 rebounds in a losing effort for the LeBron James-led Lakers. James finished with a game-high 40.
Rajon Rondo finished with four points on 1/7 shooting with five points, five boards and two steals.