2020 NBA Finals: LA Lakers Beat Miami Heat 106-96 In Game 6 To Win Record Equaling 17th NBA Title

Los Angles Lakers won their 17th NBA title after defeating Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of the 7-game NBA Finals played in Orlando, Florida. Lakers won the 2020 NBA Finals 4-2 and equaled Boston Celtics for the most NBA titles by a franchise in the marquee basketball league’s history.

Lakers 17th Championship win also ended their decade long title draught in America’s top flight basketball league as they had won their last title way back in 2010, defeating Boston Celtics 4-3 in the finals.

Although, statistically the championship meant to be a record equaling 17th title for highly successful LA Lakers franchise, the win had a greater significance for the Western Conference Champions as the Championship served as the perfect tribute and honour by LeBron James and Co. for one of their greatest stars Kobe Bryant, who passed away earlier in January this year.

LA Lakers’ 17th title was also Lebron James first one with the franchise and fourth overall title of his glittering NBA career. LeBron James is the first player in NBA history to win NBA Finals MVP with three different franchises.

LeBron James was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player after spearheading the Lakers to their 17th championship. James top scored in the title clinching win with 28 points with 14 rebounds and 10 assists in Sunday’s Game 6.

“It means a lot,” James said on the ABC broadcast of winning the championship. “It means a lot to represent this franchise. I told Jeanie when I came here that I was going to put this franchise back to where it belongs.”

Anthony Davis played his part in the Lakers win with 19 points and 15 rebounds. Rajon Rondo scored 19 points for the Lakers. Meanwhile, Bam Adebayo led the scoring charts for Miami with 25 points and 10 rebounds for Miami.

Butler who had been the star performer for the Heat’s in the finals so far was was held to just 10 points, along with seven boards and eight assists. Goran Dragic, who checked into the series for the first time since injuring his left foot in Game 1, was unable to make a real impact.

Earlier on Saturday, Miami Heat had forced on sixth game in the 7-game finals after beating the LA Lakers 111-108 in Game 5. The Lakers had taken a comfortable 3-1 lead heading into Game 5 after winning the opening two games

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