Can Jimmy Butler and the Heat force a Game 7? Or will the Lakers be celebrating a championship Sunday night?
In Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals, Butler’s incredible triple-double helped keep Miami alive, as the All-Star forward was responsible for nearly 60 percent of his team’s offensive output. Butler outdueled LeBron James, who posted a 40-13-7 line and nearly finished off the Heat with a pass to a wide-open Danny Green in the closing seconds. Green missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key, forcing the Lakers to take another swing at eliminating the Heat.
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Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from Game 6 between the Lakers and Heat. Follow along right here.
Lakers vs. Heat score
Lakers vs. Heat live updates, highlights from Game 6
(All times Eastern)
7:25 p.m. ET — Well, look who is out there warming up ahead of Game 6.
7:15 p.m. ET — The starters for each team…
Lakers: Alex Caruso, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, LeBron James, Anthony Davis
Heat: Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, Bam Adebayo
6:55 p.m. ET — Heat guard Goran Dragic (torn plantar fascia) is listed as active for Game 6, but will he actually be able to contribute?
Miami’s Goran Dragic has been determined to find a way to play in these NBA Finals with plantar fascia tear in his left foot — and source says he’s been told the injury can’t worsen by playing. Pain has been extreme, and he hadn’t been able to put much pressure on foot.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 11, 2020
6:45 p.m. ET — The Lakers are making a change to the starting lineup. Alex Caruso will replace Dwight Howard, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
NBA Finals Game 6 start time
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 6 of the NBA Finals is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 11. As has been the case throughout the playoffs, there will not be any fans in attendance outside of select guests of players.
NBA Finals schedule 2020
(All times Eastern)
|Sept. 30||Game 1||9 p.m.||ABC|
|Oct. 2||Game 2||9 p.m.||ABC|
|Oct. 4||Game 3||7:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Oct. 6||Game 4||9 p.m.||ABC|
|Oct. 9||Game 5||9 p.m.||ABC|
|Oct. 11||Game 6||7:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Oct. 13||Game 7*||9 p.m.||ABC|
* If necessary