The Los Angeles Lakers have dominated their opponents in the first three rounds of the NBA playoffs. They won each of their series in five games, and had the two best players in each game. While the latter will be true in their NBA Finals series against the Miami Heat, the former likely won’t be.
The Lakers may have won their regular season series with the Heat 2-0, but in the nine months that have passed since then, Miami has improved and added talent to their roster. On today’s podcast, Christian and Sabreena talked about what sort of matchup problems the Heat pose the Lakers, starting in the front court with Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo.
Adebayo has been impressive all season, but he’s taken his game to another level in the postseason. Through 14 games, Adebayo has averaged 18.5 points, 11.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.
The only other player that has been able to match those averages in the postseason this year? LeBron James.
Speaking of James, the Heat have enough size and talent on the wing to contain James, or should I say contain James as much as possible. The question is, who will be the biggest difference-maker for the Lakers against the Heat: Davis or James? We’ll find out on Wednesday.
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