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NBA Finals 2020: Heat vs. Lakers Recap, Analysis and Best Moments | Bleacher Report

NBA Finals 2020: Heat vs. Lakers Recap, Analysis and Best Moments | Bleacher Report

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) and Anthony Davis (3) celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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The Los Angeles Lakers opened up a new championship era in franchise history Sunday by taking the first NBA Finals victory of the LeBron James-Anthony Davis partnership.

The Lakers finished off their six-game series with the Miami Heat by turning in the most dominant performance of the series. 

Los Angeles defeated Miami 106-93 in Game 6, but the final score does not represent how one-sided the final contest inside the Orlando bubble was. 

Frank Vogel’s team took a 64-36 lead into the half, and it took a 27-point lead over the Eastern Conference champion into the final quarter. 

James and Davis controlled the contest, just like they did for most of the series, by combining for 47 points and 29 rebounds.

James captured the Most Valuable Player award for averaging 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game in the NBA Finals. Davis also averaged a double-double with 25 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

According to NBA History, James and Davis became the second Lakers duo in franchise history to average 25-plus points per game in an NBA Finals. Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant achieved that feat in 2002. 

Jimmy Butler was the only other player in the series to come close to matching one of those averages, as he had 26.2 points per game. 

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College football Week 6 scores, Top 25 analysis and must-see moments

College football Week 6 scores, Top 25 analysis and must-see moments

Welcome to Week 6 of the college football season. We’re just two weeks out from the Big Ten joining the mix.

This week, there’s a big test with No. 7 Miami visiting No. 1 Clemson, just the fifth ACC game featuring two top-10 teams since 2014, when the College Football Playoff era began. What Miami is up against: Clemson’s 24-game home winning streak, the longest active streak in the FBS.

Tennessee has its own streak to break. The Vols have lost 33 straight games to AP top-10 teams heading into the afternoon game at No. 3 Georgia.

Texas and Oklahoma will meet at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, which will be odd without the State Fair of Texas going on outside. They’re also both coming off a loss for just the ninth time in the 116 years this game has been played. Still, the pure vicious disdain these two have for each other will flow through the stadium.

And Florida brings its two Kyles (Trask and Pitts) to Texas A&M’s Kyle Field (which Trask says he was actually named after). Big day for Kyles.

We’ll be here all day to keep you updated.

Top 25 games

All times Eastern. Lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook

No. 4 Florida (-6.5) at No. 21 Texas A&M, noon, ESPN/ESPN App

No. 19 Virginia Tech at No. 8 North Carolina (-5.5), noon, ABC/ESPN App

Missouri at No. 17 LSU (-14.5), noon, SEC Network alternate/ESPN App

No. 22 Texas at Oklahoma (-2), noon, Fox

No. 14 Tennessee at No. 3 Georgia (-13), 3:30 p.m., CBS

UTSA at No. 15 BYU (-34.5), 3:30 p.m., ESPN2/ESPN App

Texas Tech at No. 24 Iowa State (-12.5), 3:30 p.m., ABC/ESPN App

Arkansas at No. 13 Auburn (-16.5), 4 p.m., ESPN/ESPN App

No. 7 Miami at No. 1 Clemson (-14), 7:30

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