With a sweep out of the query for the Lakers within the 2020 NBA Finals following a Sport 3 loss to the Miami Warmth on Sunday, the following smartest thing in a seven-game sequence is taking a 3-1 lead.
That is as a result of till 2016, no group had overcome a 3-1 deficit within the NBA Finals till the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers received three elimination video games in a row in opposition to the Golden State Warriors.
The Lakers will play the Warmth at 9 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. PDT on Tuesday in Sport 4 at AdventHealth Area on the Disney World sports activities campus in Orlando, Fla., in search of that 3-1 lead. The sport can be broadcast on ABC.
The Denver Nuggets this postseason twice overcame 3-1 sequence deficits to advance to the Western Convention finals, the twelfth and thirteenth occasions in playoff historical past that has occurred. There have been 270 sequence for the reason that NBA adopted a best-of-seven format beginning with the primary spherical in 2003.
Right here is the whole schedule for the sequence (Video games 6 and seven can be performed if obligatory):
Sport 1, Sept. 30: Lakers 116, Warmth 98
Sport 2, Oct. 2: Lakers 124, Warmth 114
Sport 3, Oct. 4: Warmth 115, Lakers 104
Sport 4: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. (Pacific), ABC
Sport 5: Friday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m. (Pacific), ABC
Sport 6: Sunday, Oct. 11, 4:30 p.m. (Pacific), ABC
Sport 7: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6 p.m. (Pacific), ABC