Miami Heat: Goran Dragic, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, and Bam Adebayo.
Los Angeles Lakers: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Dwight Howard.
Anthony Davis tries to get the Lakers on the board first, but he misses. Bam Adebayo attempts to get Miami on the board, but he misses also. Lakers misses their second attempt, Jae Crowder with a 3 pointer and Miami is on the board, Anthony Davis with a 3 pointer of his own to get the Lakers on the board and tie up the game. Jimmy Butler with a 3 for the Heat, Lakers miss and Adebayo rebounds for the Heat and Butler gets a basket with the Heat up 8-3. Anthony Davis with the entire Lakers 5 pointer, Bam Adebayo at the line and he makes both, Heat 10-5. LeBron James with a 3 pointer, KCP with a basket to tie up the game again but Bam Adebayo scores a basket, 12-10. Heat on a 10-0 run leading the Lakers 20-10. But the Lakers catch up and lead 31-28 after one quarter.
Miami with a basket to start the second quarter but Lakers answers with a 3 pointer from Kyle Kuzma. Tyler Herro with his first field goal of the game puts the Heat within two, 34-32. Rajon Rondo with a 3 pointer putting the Lakers up 5, Tyler Herro attempts a 3 but misses, Goran Dragic with a bucket. Rondo at the line for two and he makes both, 39-34. Jimmy Butler with a 3, Rondo goes for another but misses, Dragic with the rebound. Herro makes a corner 3 pointer, Heat within one. James with a layup but misses Heat rebound, Herro banks in another 3 pointer to give Miami the lead 43-41. Danny Green with a 3 pointer to give the Lakers back the lead, Anthony Davis with a 3 and Alex Caruso with a basket, Lakers lead 49-43. Lakers have gone a 13-0 run here in the second quarter leading 54-43 over the Heat. Miami finally ends their scoring drought as they get a few buckets; Lakers still lead 59-48. Lakers lead Miami 65-48 at the half.
Jimmy Butler with a basket, and then free throw to start off the third quarter for the Heat, LeBron James with a long 3 pointer. James at the line, he makes one out of two, Danny Green with a 3 pointer, the lead is up to 21 as the Lakers, back down to 20 as the Lakers lead 74-54. Miami now is having injured player issues as Goran Dragic not returning with a foot injury after the half, and Bam Adebayo leaving the game with an apparent shoulder injury. Lakers are having their way here with Miami in the third quarter with one point leading by 30. Lakers lead 93-67 after three.
Lakers practically dominate the Heat here in the fourth quarter as they defeat Miami 116-98 and take the first game of the series.
38:04 minutes, 34 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks
24:51 minutes, 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists
30:15 minutes, 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists
21:10 minutes, 8 points, and 4 rebounds
Game 2 is on Friday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC