Miami Heat (56-33) at Los Angeles Lakers (65-22)
Friday, October 02, 2020 at 9:00 pm
The Lakers will play the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. LeBron and Davis are the 2 best players on the court, by far, now that Miami's all banged up. This isn't the way I wanted it to go down but I think LeBron and AD will just bully their way to another championship. Butler was listed as questionable but he said he was good to go and I expect him to suit up. That being said, I do think that ankle will slow him down and he'll really miss his big man Bam who's doubtful with a neck injury, and Dragic with a torn plantar fascia. I was worried about the Heat getting hot and keeping it close before all the injuries but I just don't see them keeping up with the Lakers in the paint and particularly on the boards. I expect them to score almost at will in the paint and grab most of the rebounds which will limit Miami's second-chance opportunities and create a few of their own. I see another double-digit win for L.A. The Heat might make some adjustments or get a backdoor cover in one of the reaming games but this will be tough to adjust to in their 1st game dealing with these injuries. Let's lay the points with the Lakers.