WATCH: Lakers Star LeBron James Bulldozes Through Heat Rookie Tyler Herro For Aggressive Dunk

Published 10/06/2020, 11:56 PM EDT
Oct 6, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) dunks the ball during the first quarter against the Miami Heat in game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers came into Game 4 seeking revenge for the loss in their previous game. LeBron James was underwhelming last time and was one of the biggest reasons for the Game 3 loss. So he knew he had to improve.

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Early in the first quarter, LeBron had a brilliant highlight play. After intercepting a pass from Duncan Robinson, he charged towards the paint with just Tyler Herro on him. However, the size difference was too much for the rookie who got bulldozed as LeBron ran through him before finishing at the rim with authority.

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Driving to the rim is LeBron’s biggest strength, he is never afraid to exploit any mismatch that comes his way. Herro tried to keep up with him, but he was shown no mercy and was left reeling on the floor by King James.

LeBron James leads the Lakers to a win

LeBron reminded the Heat why he was the best player in the league as he scored 28 points off 8/16 shooting. Along with scoring, he also led the team in rebounds with 12 and assists with eight dimes. But he was slightly careless with the ball, as he racked up a whopping six turnovers.

Oct 6, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts after a play during the first quarter against the Miami Heat in game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the first half, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the leading scorer for the Lakers, but LeBron entered the second half with a sense of urgency. He knew the team depended on him and was determined to do better.

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He punished the Heat in the post and powered through their defense with his strong drives. Unable to contain him, the Heat sent him to the charity stripe 12 times, and Bron converted 10 of those.

The Heat were solid with their defense and restricted the Lakers with their zone. Jimmy Butler was a menace for the Lakers throughout the game and continued his brilliant form from the previous game. He had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists, but unfortunately, his team still fell short.

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Oct 4, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) dribbles as forward Jae Crowder (99) blocks Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the fourth quarter of game three of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Miami Heat won 115-104. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Lakers started with two dominant wins but were given a reality check in Game 3. But tonight they showed they are the better team as they came away with the win after some clutch plays in the final minutes of the game.

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Aaron Mathew

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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