Netease Sports reported on October 7:
On October 7, Beijing time, the NBA Finals continued.
In the past two games, Pop and Green's performance can be called the ice shooter. According to statistics, after two games, Green and Pope made 4 of 26 three-pointers and hit 22 irons. Such a poor shooting performance obviously cannot provide LeBron and Davis with more fire support. The Lakers want to win, and Pope and Green need to pick up as soon as possible.
In this game, Pope played more resolutely. With neither LeBron nor Davis able to enter the state, Pope stepped forward. His three-pointer from the bottom corner gave the Lakers a head start. Subsequently, Pope forced a layup and hit again. With 3 minutes and 10 seconds left in the first quarter of the game, Pope stopped to make a jump shot while losing his rhythm. In this season, Pope scored 10 points alone.
In the last game, Green, who had lost confidence so much that he did not dare to make an open position, finally started scoring in this game. With 6 minutes and 22 seconds left in the first quarter, Green got a call from the bottom corner, and the Heat simply ignored him. Green made a three-pointer and the basketball finally fell into the net this time.
In the second quarter of the game, Green and Pope tried three-pointers after returning, but unfortunately they failed to make a hit. At 4 minutes and 10 seconds before halftime, Rondo made a steal and assisted Green to score easily. At 2 minutes and 38 seconds, Green put another cold shot from the bottom corner to help the Lakers overtake the score.
In the third quarter, Green increased his possession, and he also increased his aggressiveness on the defensive end. With more than 8 minutes left in the third quarter, Butler took the rebound, and Green stole the ball from him. At 7 minutes and 57 seconds, Green received a pass from LeBron and scored a dunk in a counterattack. The American media also exclaimed: "I can't believe Green can still smash the ball."
With more than 7 minutes left in the final quarter, Pope seemed to be possessed by Rondo and sent a wonderful pass to assist Davis to complete an empty dunk. In the last 2 minutes and 58 seconds, Pope counterattacked to ambush the bottom corner, then LeBron assisted and hit the key three-pointer. In the last 2 minutes and 02 seconds, Pope tore the defense and forced a layup and hit again. The Lakers eventually defeated the Heat 102-96.