Five key moments as the Lakers win their 17th title

LeBron James Finals MVP
Reflecting on the moments that sent the Lakers to yet another title. Photo from Bleacher Report.

With the Los Angeles Lakers capturing their 17th NBA championship, there are a few big moments that we can look back on from this season.

Here are five of those big moments, starting with a dominant Finals performance.

Davis stepping up in the Final’s vs Miami Heat

Not that Davis has only just stepped up, because this is not the case, he has been brilliant through the season for the Lakers.

During the Finals, Lakers star forward Anthony Davis has stepped up in a huge way. Averaging nearly 26 points just over nine rebounds and just under two blocks a game, Davis has shown that he can deliver when his team needs him most.

Winning Games Four and Five of the Western Conference Finals vs Nuggets

When the Denver Nuggets won game three of the Western Conference Finals to bring the series to 2-1, a lot of fans started to think it was possible. So, a bounce back game for the Lakers was crucial, having lost their third game of the post season.

However, after the Lakers had won Game Four, fans were quick to point out that the Nuggets had come back from 3-1 in their previous two series. It was not over yet.

After a convincing 117-107 win in Game Five, which wrapped up the series, the Lakers had shown they could handle the pressure and bounce back after a big defeat.

Anthony Davis’ game winning shot

Game Two of the Western Conference Finals was a very tight one. The whole series could have been changed in this game as it came down to the last shot.


The Lakers took charge in the first half taking a 60-50 lead. However, in the second half the Nuggets brought back to take a one-point lead with two seconds left.

The ball was passed to Anthony Davis on the wing who put up a three pointer over Denver Nuggets centre Nikola Jokic to give the Lakers a 2-0 series lead.

Clinching the number one seed vs Jazz

On Monday 3rd August 2020, the Los Angeles Lakers clinched the number one seed in the Western Conference for the first time since 2010.

They did this through a 116-108 victory against the Utah Jazz, with a further five games left to play in the regular season.

Davis dominated in this game with 42 points and 12 rebounds while LeBron flirted with a triple double scoring 22 points, eight rebounds and nine assists.

Game 6 blow out

The Lakers finished it off in style. In game six of the 2020 NBA finals the Los Angeles Lakers blew out the Miami Heat by a score of 106-93.

The Heat were never really in the game falling behind 64-36 at halftime.

However, it was not just the LeBron James and Anthony Davis show. Multiple players chipped in.

James scored 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists recording a triple double while Davis had 19 points and 15 rebounds.

Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 17 points, Danny Green had 11 points and Rajon Rondo scored 19 points on 72.5% shooting.

This was truly the perfect way to win the NBA finals – the late Kobe Bryant would be very proud.

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