By Eurohoops team / email@example.com
With nine seconds remaining and the Los Angeles Lakers down 108 – 109 to the Los Angeles Lakers, Danny Green missed in a wide-open shot he had from the 3-point line after a feed by Lebron James. It was a golden opportunity for Green, a 40.0 percent career 3-point shooter, to possibly hand his team the championship title.
“We got a hell of a look to win the game, to win the series. Didn’t go down,” Lebron James commented. Lakers forward Markieff Morris grabbed the rebound after Green’s missed shot and tried to send the ball to Anthony Davis under the rim, but he made a bad pass that ended up out of bounds.
“And then we got the offensive rebound, we turned the ball over,” James said. “I thought we had a lot more time than I think we even thought after the offensive rebound, and a pass wasn’t executed as we would like.”
On the other end, Tyler Herro made 2-2 free throws with 1.6 remaining. The Lakers didn’t find a good shot and lost as the Heat made the 3-2 behind a triple-double by Jimmy Butler.
“We’ve got to be better. We’ve just got to be better in Game 6 and close the series,” James added. Lebron finished the match with 40 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.
“I mean, they’re vets. They’re vets. I don’t think too much need to be said to them,” James said when asked if he’s going to talk to Green and Morris about those plays. “I believe they will be much better and I’m not saying they even played bad tonight. Everybody in the lineup tonight that got minutes gave the effort. We just had some mental breakdowns at times, and they make you pay for it, like I said. We’ve got to look at the film tomorrow and see how we can be better.”