Poll: What Will Be The Outcome Of The Finals?

When the Lakers and Heat tipped off Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Friday, several fans and league observers were prepared to crown the Lakers with their 17th championship in franchise history. Fast forward to today, and the Heat are now one win away from being one win away.

Miami will try to tie the series in Game 6 on Sunday night, with a potential Game 7 hanging in the balance on Tuesday. It’s a challenging feat for a club likely to be missing Goran Dragic (listed doubtful with a plantar fascia tear), but the Heat have embraced the identity of a team known for overcoming obstacles. They were propelled by Jimmy Butler in Game 5, who finished with an astounding 35 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals in over 47 minutes of action.

“Nothing,” Butler said of what he had left once the game ended, as relayed by Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald.“I left it all out there on the floor along with my guys, and that’s how we’re going to have to play from here on out. Like I always say, it’s win or win for us. But this is the position that we’re in. We like it this way. We got two more in a row to get.”

For the Lakers, their fate could rest on the level of production they receive from players outside of LeBron James and Anthony Davis. If the supporting cast goes down, the team could very well go down with it. Rajon RondoAlex Caruso and Markieff Morris have all shown signs of promise off the bench this series, but no game has been more important than this.

Davis is listed as probable with a right heel contusion, while Miami’s Bam Adebayo has continued to play through a neck strain. Other players remain mentally and physically fatigued, but the NBA’s longest season to date will ultimately come to a close on Sunday or Tuesday.

What do you think? What will be the outcome of the NBA Finals? Do the Heat have enough left in the tank to force a Game 7 and potentially come back from a 3-1 deficit, or will the Lakers take control and finish the series in Game 6 or Game 7? Vote in our poll, then take to the comments section below!

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7 thoughts on “Poll: What Will Be The Outcome Of The Finals?

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Considering they lost Drajic for series. It’s Lakers in 7. Pretty much what I said in beginning. “I know Lakers are favored. But I like to see it go 7”. Consider Heat are young and growing in front of our eyes. Healthy (Bam, Drajic) they could have won this in 7. This a big pressure gm for Lakers. They don’t want a gm7. So I got Heat in gm6. Bam hasn’t had a big gm yet. And Herro needs to show up. Been saying this for awhile now. Heat should go big more with Leonard and Bam or Olynyk n Bam. You give that look to keep them off paint. Make Bron a jump shooter. Rather than defend him shooting than driving.
    Let’s ho Heat …. en Fuego.

  2. Can Jimmy and the Heat have the perfect game plan again? It would be nice and exciting basketball but really twice was outstanding.., asking them to dip from the same well a third time tonight might be asking too much?

    • Whew, that was close thanks for changing it back. A good thing can I compliment this website on? I love it when I go back to read an article and you can see all the NEW comments since I last visited. I love that feature.

  3. x%sure

    Predict Caruso for the close-out.
    Then he gets traded with DGreen to a starting job on a contender.
    He will be up there with whoever wins the powerball lottery!

  4. KnickerbockerAl

    Well I guess Lakers wanted it. Heat had injury issues. Not making excuses. Lakerswere deeper and wanted it more. Bron showed up so I got to give the credit. Bron and Ad are a force for sure. Just wish Heat were healthy. It would have been more fun.
    Congratulations Lakers

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