Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (KCP) and Anthony Davis became the LA Lakers’ best players in the first half with 15 points each.
On the other hand, the largest contributor to the Miami Heat is Jimmy Butler with a contribution of eight points.
For information, the LA Lakers, who are now 3-2 ahead of the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA best of seven Finals, need one more win to become champion.
The course of the first half:
LA Lakers started Game 6 this time without a pure center or so-called small line up.
The starting five of the LA Lakers are LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (KCP), dan Alex Carusso.
Alex Carusso was given the opportunity to appear as a starter by LA Lakers coach, Frank Vogel, to replace Dwight Howard.
This is also Carusso’s first chance to appear as a starter in the 2019-2020 NBA playoffs.
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On the other hand, the Miami Heat’s starting five are still the same as Game 5, namely Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Tyler Hero, Bam Adebayo, and Jae Crowder.
Miami Heat got some good news for Game 6 this time around after Goran Dragic was on the bench and able to play.
Goran Dragic previously suffered a foot injury in Game 1, so he had to miss the next four games.
LA Lakers lead 5-0 at the start of the first quarter. The LA Lakers maintained that advantage when the Miami Heat asked for the first time out at 13-8.
Entering the 9th minute, Frank Vogel put LeBron James in order. The LA Lakers were 17-16 at the time.
Miami Heat coach, Erik Spoelstra, just played Goran Dragic, when the first quarter left 1 minute 21 seconds.
However, the Miami Heat still seemed to have trouble keeping up with the aggressive LA Lakers in the first quarter.
LA Lakers successfully ended the first quarter with a four-ball advantage at 28-20.
The second quarter has been running for six minutes, the LA Lakers successfully widened the lead to 42-27.
The Miami Heat struggled to catch up because their shooting accuracy until midway through the second quarter was poor.
The Miami Heat’s percentage of shots made (excluding free throws) until the middle of the second quarter is only 33 percent and has made 7 mistakes or turnovers.
Entering the last two minutes of Q2, the LA Lakers were already 24 points ahead at 58-34.
The LA Lakers ended the first half with a 28-point lead at 64-36.