Beijing time on October 3, the Miami Heat lost 114-124 to the Los Angeles Lakers, 0-2 in the finals. The key issue of losing this game was the failure of the Heat's two key players. They lost 7 rebounds and the opponent grabbed 16 offensive rebounds. The crux of rebounding once made the Heat’s old captain Haslem angry, and American commentator Mark Jackson revealed that before the game began, the Spoel coach had considered starting with Harlem.
Due to the huge height difference, it is difficult for the Heat to find an advantage inside. The defense of Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard, both offensive and defensive, makes the Heat's penalty area particularly restricted.
Adebayor failed to play in this game due to a shoulder injury. Leonard, who replaced him in the starting lineup, was targeted by the Lakers in the opening game. After Olynyk replaced the game, the situation eased slightly.
But in the third quarter, Davis used the second offense from the basket to complete the finish three times in a row, inflicting heavy losses on the Heat's defense. Failure to protect the rebounds also widened the Heat's lagging points to double digits. During the request for a timeout, Haslem stood in front of the players and gave a very severe training. And this is not the first time that the Kazakhstan team has seen such a scene. In the Eastern Conference Finals, Haslem stepped forward to cheer for his teammates during a timeout, and his speech infected people around him.
This scene makes people miss Haslem's rebounding and defensive help to the Heat when he galloped on the field. Mark Jackson said boldly in the commentary: "Spolskela even considered Haslem to make his debut in today's game."