The 2021 NBA Finals are over and the Los Angeles Lakers are the champions! Find out who won the series and check out highlights from the final games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2021 NBA Champions
The Los Angeles Lakers are the 2021 NBA Champions after defeating the Miami Heat in six games. This is the franchise’s 17th NBA Championship, and fifth in the last ten years. The Lakers are also the first team to win a championship in both New York and Los Angeles.
LeBron James was named Finals MVP for the fourth time in his career, averaging 28.8 points, 12 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game. Other key contributors for the Lakers include Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Rajon Rondo, and Kyle Kuzma.
LeBron James is the 2021 NBA Finals MVP
LeBron James was named the 2021 NBA Finals MVP after leading the Los Angeles Lakers to victory over the Miami Heat. It is the fourth time James has been named Finals MVP, tying him with Michael Jordan for the most in NBA history.
James averaged 29.8 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game in the series, which the Lakers won in six games. He becomes just the second player in NBA history to average at least 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in an NBA Finals series, joining Oscar Robertson, who did it in 1963.
The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games
In a hard-fought series, the Lakers emerged victorious, defeating the Miami Heat in six games. This marks the first time since 2010 that the Lakers have won the NBA Finals, and the first time in franchise history that they have won back-to-back championships. Led by Finals MVP LeBron James, the Lakers were simply too much for the Heat to handle, winning Game 6 by a score of 106-93.
Jimmy Butler was the Heat’s leading scorer in the series
Jimmy Butler was the Heat’s leading scorer in the series, averaging 22.2 points, 5.1 assists, and 6.6 rebounds per game. He also shot 50% from the field and 40% from three-point range. The other members of the Heat’s “Big Three” also played well in the series. Bam Adebayo averaged 18.9 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per game, while Goran Dragic averaged 21.2 points and 5.9 assists per game.
Rajon Rondo was the Lakers’ leading scorer in the series
Rajon Rondo was the Lakers’ leading scorer in the series, averaging 16.5 points, 10.5 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game. He also had two triple-doubles, becoming the first player in NBA history to have multiple triple-doubles in an NBA Finals series. Rondo was named the NBA Finals MVP for his performance.
Other key contributors for the Lakers included Anthony Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
The 2021 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2020–21 NBA season. The playoffs were originally supposed to begin in April 2021, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were pushed back to July 2021. The Finals were played between the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat. This was the 17th time that these two teams have met in the Finals, with the Lakers winning on 10 occasions and the Heat winning on 6 occasions. The Lakers won the series 4-2, becoming the first team in NBA history to win a playoff series after being down 3-1. LeBron James was named the Finals MVP for a record fourth time.
Other key contributors for the Lakers included Anthony Davis and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Davis averaged 25 points and 9 rebounds per game, while Caldwell-Pope averaged 12 points per game. For the Heat, Jimmy Butler was their leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 22 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Other key contributors for the Heat included Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic
Other key contributors for the Heat included Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic. Adebayo had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Dragic had 21 points and eight assists.
The Lakers won the series 4-2
The Los Angeles Lakers won the 2021 NBA Finals, defeating the Miami Heat in six games. The Lakers won their 17th NBA championship, tying the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history. LeBron James was named Finals MVP, becoming the first player in NBA history to win Finals MVP with three different teams.
This is the Lakers’ first NBA Championship since 2010
This is the Lakers’ first NBA Championship since 2010. They beat the Miami Heat in six games, with LeBron James being named Finals MVP.
The Lakers have now won a total of 17 NBA Championships
The Los Angeles Lakers have won the 2020-2021 NBA Championships, their first title since 2010 and their 17th overall. The Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games, with LeBron James winning his fourth NBA Finals MVP.