Miami- Bam Adebayo (neck), Goran Dragic (foot) out for Game 3
Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, Tyler Herro, Meyers Leonard, Duncan Robinson
Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Lakers on the board first, Tyler Herro responds to get Miami on the board, and with a basket by James and Butler we have tied game but James answers , Meyers Leonard with a 3 pointer to give the Heat the lead.7-6. Jae Crowder with a 3 pointer and eventually take an 8 point lead over the Lakers, 16-8. Heat maintains their lead herein the first to end it with a 26-23 lead.
Lakers with a 3 pointer to start the second quarter to tie the game up, Iguodala with a basket for the Heat back up top, Kuzma with a basket, a free throw which he makes to take the lead. They maintain the lead for a little while but Heat take it back midway through. Miami takes over Game 3 here in the second quarter behind Jimmy Butler as the Heat lead 58-54 at the half.
Miami starts the third off with a 3 pointer by Duncan Robinson and a basket and a 3 pointer by Tyler Herro and it’s up to 12, Lakers yet to score in the third, they have gone 0-7 field goals and 0-4 3PT, Heat have scored 10 points and have gone 4-8 field goals and 2-6 3PT. Lakers finally score here in the third with a 3 pointer from KCP, Heat misses a FG. Anthony Davis with his first points of the game after having 4 fouls already. Miami leads 85-80 after three.
Lakers start the fourth off with a basket and get within 2 but the Heat goes up to lead 89-83, but a 3 pointer from the Lakers cuts it down to 89-86. Lakers tie up the game and retake the lead 91-89. Jimmy Butler with a basket tie it up and Kelly Olynyk with a 3 pointer to put the Heat back up top. Tyler Herro with a 3 pointer, his fourth made 3 of the game and a basket by Jimmy Butler and the Heat win the game.
Miami defeats Lakers 115-104 to take the third game of the series, Lakers still lead the series 2-1