Netease Sports reported on October 7:
October 7, Beijing time,
The efficiency of Davis in the last game was extremely bad. Too many fouls and mistakes made him completely unable to find the rhythm. Many experts also believe that this game is often enough to make Davis lose the possibility of winning FMVP.
Davis clearly hoped to start the game more positively today. He received the ball and made a dunk in 11 minutes and 19 seconds, but he was still not so easy to get rid of the defense. He only scored 2 points on 1 of 3 shots in the half quarter. At 4 minutes and 22 seconds, he once again cooperated with Pope to succeed at the basket, and then blocked Olynick's layup.
Davis finally did not miss zero in the first quarter. He scored 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block on 2 of 4 shots. The offensive aggression is indeed not as good as before.
In the beginning of the second quarter, the Heat played an 8-0 lead, and LeBron also played very hard. Davis played at 7 minutes and 57 seconds and finally gave the Lakers some new opportunities. At 6 minutes and 33 seconds, he caught the ball and dunked in. Then Morris opened on the perimeter and the Lakers tied the score. And 27 seconds before the end of halftime, Davis assisted Caruso to hit a three-pointer, which also allowed the Lakers to take the lead into the second half.
He scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists on 4 of 7 shots in the first half without any turnovers, and his efficiency value reached +12.
LeBron was very active at the beginning of the second half. Davis also assisted him to score an easy layup at 7:22. The Lakers opened a 6-point gap with a wave of 7-0. Davis played smoothly with him during this time. At 4 minutes and 28 seconds, Davis scored a difficult back, and 2 minutes later he hit the top three-pointer. With 47 seconds left, Davis finally made a foul and stood on the free throw line. He was the only Lakers player outside of LeBron who had free throws in the first three quarters.
Thanks to Davis's state at the end of the quarter, the Lakers maintained a 5-point lead in the first three quarters and his efficiency value reached +15. He suffered no less defensive pressure than in the last game. He was hit by accidents on his face and nose many times. Under such circumstances, he could play a completely different performance from the previous game. Davis's adjustment ability is still commendable.
In the fourth quarter, LeBron took control of the ball. Davis blocked Nunn's breakthrough after he came on the court, and then played with Pope in an empty catch at 7:26. Although it is difficult for Davis to find scoring opportunities, LeBron is determined to hit the basket and constantly get free throw opportunities.
The Heat made a three-pointer at 1:37 seconds to catch up again, but then Rondo broke through for a layup, and Davis hit a three-pointer with 39 seconds left and shot through the heart, ending the suspense .