NBA Finals: LeBron leads Lakers to win in Game 2

LA Lakers took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals against Miami Heat after LeBron James starred with 33 points including with nine rebounds and nine assists.

LA Lakers' Lebron James moved closer to a fourth NBA championship title.   -  Getty Images

LeBron James took another step toward his fourth championship title on Friday, as the dominant Los Angeles Lakers clinched Game 2 over the Miami Heat 124-114 to extend its lead to 2-0 in the NBA Finals.

The Lakers seized the early momentum to put up nine three-pointers in the first two quarters for a 14-point head start at halftime, as Miami struggled to fill the void left by two of its biggest playmakers, point guard Goran Dragic and forward Bam Adebayo, who left Game 1 with injuries and were not able to play on Friday.

 

Sixteen-time All-Star LeBron James, the night's leading scorer, put up 33 points with nine rebounds and nine assists, while teammate Anthony Davis continued his stellar run in his first-ever NBA Finals, rolling over Miami's defense for 32 points and 14 rebounds.

“It's a great team that we're playing and we understand that,” James said in an on-court interview after the game. “We understand that they put you in some really tough positions offensively.”

The Lakers faces the Heat in Game 3 on Sunday.

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