NBA Finals

The Los Angeles Lakers players 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)
October 12, 2020 - 1:44 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The season’s first big development came with the Los Angeles Lakers on a long road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. The season’s last big development came with the Lakers on a longer road trip, in a place with very restrictive rules. From China to Disney,...
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Los Angeles Lakers fans celebrate outside of Staples Center, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals to win the championship. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
October 12, 2020 - 11:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seventy-six people were arrested and more than 30 buildings and businesses were damaged when a downtown celebration turned chaotic after the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th National Basketball Association championship, police said Monday. Causes for the arrests included failure...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) celebrates with his teammates 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)
October 11, 2020 - 7:49 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The ultimate anguish. The ultimate joy. This season, for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, had it all. And it ended in the only fashion that they deemed would be acceptable, with them back atop the basketball world. For the first time since Kobe Bryant's fifth...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James talks with guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half in Game 5 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Miami Heat Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 10, 2020 - 5:36 am
LeBron James flexed his muscles high above his Lakers black jersey, looking too strong to stop. He had just scored while being fouled, finishing a three-point play that gave Los Angeles a one-point lead with 1:34 remaining. When the Lakers fell behind again, he put back his own missed shot to give...
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Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 05, 2020 - 12:27 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Biggest moment of his career. Best game of his life. Jimmy Butler is clearly not ready to go home quite yet. With a triple-double, he joined NBA Finals lore — and the short-handed Miami Heat might have made this title matchup a series after all. Butler finished with 40...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) reacts after no foul was called against the Miami Heat during the second half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 04, 2020 - 7:45 pm
LeBron James powered into the lane, looking to take another step toward an NBA title. Instead, he took too many steps. James was whistled for traveling, ending a possession that could have given the Los Angeles Lakers a fourth-quarter lead. A couple minutes later, he did it again. In the time of...
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Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo, watches play against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 04, 2020 - 3:17 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo headed out to the court a couple hours before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, getting some shots up in his typical pregame routine. That would be the only basketball he played Sunday night. The Heat remained depleted for Game 3 of the title series against the Los...
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Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) compete for control of a rebound during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 02, 2020 - 11:57 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer. The NBA Finals are halfway to a...
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Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) takes a shot over Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, right, during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 02, 2020 - 9:58 pm
Udonis Haslem stood. He pointed. He screamed. Too bad the Miami Heat's best display of toughness came on the bench. Their defense just wasn't good enough and their veteran forward let them know it during a timeout in the third quarter. The Heat took that fight back onto the court and made the Los...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23), left, takes the ball as Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) winces during Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Adebayo had to leave the game with a left shoulder strain. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 02, 2020 - 5:33 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic were both ruled out of Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday with injury, leaving the Miami Heat down two starters for their matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers. Adebayo is dealing with issues with his left shoulder and the left side of his...
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