Lakers could not nail down a go-ahead three at the end of regulation
The Lakers headed to Miami for the second game of their four-game road trip and the second consecutive game in the state of Florida after they lost to Orlando on Saturday. Los Angeles looked to bounce back after being flat-out embarrassed by the Magic on Saturday night. The team knew that they would need a lot more production from their bench after they only scored a combined total of 16 points. T
he first half was electric for both teams as they lit up the scoreboard and went into the half with a total score of 59-62. At the start of the second half, Anthony Davis was subbed out after trying to fight through an apparent hip injury, and would not return to the game. Miami’s all-star center, Bam Adebayo, took full advantage of Davis's absence as he racked up an incredible 20 rebounds.
Jimmy Butler led the Heat in scoring with his 28 points, which helped Miami go on a second half run that led to a 12-point lead midway through the fourth quarter. Lebron inspired his Lakers teammates with his heroic 4th quarter effort that eventually narrowed the Heat led to one point with only eight seconds remaining in regulation. The Lakers were without Davis, so the ball was in Lebron's hands as time was running out, and he attacked the middle of the Heat defense but decided to pass the ball to Cam Reddish in the left corner, who missed the shot as time expired 108-107. Lebron finished the game with 30 points.