The Lakers vs the Heat is on! Los Angeles Lakers are one win away from a championship, but Miami Heat aren’t going away yet.
Three times finals MVP LeBron James is looking to win his fourth championship against his former team. James is playing in his 10th NBA finals, tying Kareem Abdul Jabbar for the third most NBA finals appearances by a player, behind only Bill Russell (12) and Sam Jones (11).
The Lakers are in the finals for the 32nd times in the franchise history, but this is their first appearance since 2010. Miami is making its sixth finals appearance..
Lakers lead the series 3-2 going into today’s game after Heat won Game 5, 111-108, to keep the series alive.
Los Angeles Lakers can clinch their 17th title with a win today, while Miami Heat will aim to force a game 7 on October 13.