One missed shot and one bad pass: that’s all that separated the Los Angeles Lakers from NBA Finals glory on Friday night — or at least that’s what it feels like right now. However, while the game might have felt like it was decided by just two possessions, there were a number of factors that went into the Lakers’ crushing, 111-108 loss to the Miami Heat.
On today’s episode of The Silver Screen & Roll Postgame Show, our hosts Jas Kang and Christian Rivas tried to figure out what went wrong for the Lakers as they lost a disappointing Game 5. Yes, the Miami Heat had arguably their best game of the series, but did they catch the Lakers on a bad night, or have they figured how to get their role players going moving forward? And if it’s the latter, can the Lakers’ own role players respond in Game 6 after a down night from the group?
They also talked about Anthony Davis re-aggravating his right heel contusion in the first quarter, how he looked when he returned to the court, as well as what his injury could mean for the Lakers in the next game. Davis will likely play on Sunday, but Davis at anything less than 100% changes a lot for Los Angeles on both ends of the floor.
Lastly, they discussed LeBron James’ latest display of dominance, and whether or not the Lakers can count another game like that from him as these NBA Finals continue.
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You can follow Jas on Twitter at @jaskang21, and Christian at @RadRivas.