The NBA Finals are here and, oh boy, things are off to a reeeeeal rough start for the Miami Heat.
Is it too early to declare the NBA finals over series over already? Probably, but I’ll do it anyway: Lakers in 1.
The NBA Finals are here and, oh boy, things are off to a reeeeeal rough start for the Miami Heat. It was about as disastrous a Game 1 as the Heat could have imagined last night. Not only did they get pounded by the Lakers, 116-98, but they also saw multiple key players suffer injuries in the process.
Is it too early to declare this series over already? Probably, but I’ll do it anyway: Lakers in 1. You’re probably interested in hearing takeaways from someone a little more intelligent and reasonable, so let’s bring in Colin Ward-Henninger to do the job:
If you’re a Heat fan looking for good news, here’s about all I can give you: it doesn’t seem like Adebayo’s shoulder strain is going to keep him out of Game 2. Bam’s banged up right now — he also suffered a wrist injury in the series against the Celtics — but he plans to gut it out. Miami has to hope he can still be effective or else they’re screwed. He’s arguably their most important player in this series.
In any case, good luck to the Heat. They’re gonna need it.