Lakers end 10-year title drought with dominant Game 6 win

After 10 years, the Los Angeles Lakers are champions once again.

The Lakers broke away in the second quarter and went on to bag their league-tying 17th title via a dominant 106-93 thrashing of the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals on Monday, October 12.

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The Lakers wrapped up the series, 4-2, as they ended a 10-year title drought to tie the Boston Celtics with the most championship titles.

The Lakers last won a championship in 2010 when they were then led by Kobe Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash together with daughter Gigi and seven others early this year.

Dedicating the season to the legendary Bryant, “win for Kobe” has been their battle cry and behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers did just that.

James was superb in the series-clinching win, tallying his 28th career triple-double in the playoffs with 28 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal.

James snatched his fourth championship title and doing it in his second season with the Lakers.

Davis, for his part, tallied 19 points, 15 boards, three assists, two blocks and a steal as he won a championship in his very first year with the Lakers.

Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo contributed 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal, copping his second crown after winning one with the Celtics in 2008.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope chipped in 17 points, while Danny Green, who drew heavy criticism after missing a potential game-winning triple in their 108-111 Game 3 loss, added 11 points and five boards.

Bam Adebayo fired 25 points for the Heat, who got just 12 points from top gun Jimmy Butler.    

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