NBA Finals 2020: Schedules, news, odds and latest updates for Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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The NBA Finals are complete, and for the 17th time in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers are champions. Led by four-time Finals MVP LeBron James, the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in six games to claim the Larry O'Brien Trophy at ESPN's Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort, bringing an end to the longest season in NBA history. James claimed his fourth NBA championship and became the first player to win Finals MVP honors with three different teams (2012 and 2013 Miami Heat, 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers, 2020 Los Angeles Lakers).

Re-live all the best moments from the 2020 NBA Finals from inside the NBA's bubble right here.

Los Angeles Lakers (1) def. Miami Heat (5), 4-2

All 2020 NBA Finals games will be broadcast exclusively on ABC and ESPN Radio. Games can also be streamed with the ESPN App.

NBA Finals Scores

Regular-season meetings

Nov. 8: Lakers def. Heat, 95-80
Dec. 13: Lakers def. Heat, 113-110

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Game 6: Lakers 106, Heat 93


LeBron James scores triple-double to lead Lakers to 2020 championship

LeBron James puts up 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to notch his 11th Finals triple-double, the most in NBA history.


• Points: LeBron James (LAL), 28 points
• Rebounds: Anthony Davis (LAL), 15 rebounds)
• Assists: LeBron James (LAL), 10 assists

Game 6 box score | Game 6 highlights

How LeBron James and the Lakers fought heartbreak to win the NBA Finals

The bubble gave the Lakers time to reflect on what got the franchise through their most difficult year. -- Ramona Shelburne

LeBron vs. MJ: The GOAT debate is different now

Michael Jordan has reigned as the GOAT. How does LeBron James' fourth NBA title change the debate? -- Zach Lowe

The scenes of a Lakers title celebration like no other

After the longest season in NBA history, LeBron James and the Lakers celebrated a 17th franchise title and reflected on the year that was. -- Dave McMenamin and Malika Andrews

LeBron's dominance, Rondo's resurgence and big takeaways from the Lakers' title clincher

LeBron James and the Lakers are the champions of the NBA bubble. Our experts break down the biggest moments from Game 6 of the Finals.

How Year 2 of LeBron and the Lakers was a title roller coaster

As they sit atop the NBA once more, how did the Lakers arrive at this point in the second year with LeBron? -- Dave McMenamin

Next for the Heat: Decisions on Bam Adebayo and getting another star

After an inspired NBA Finals run, Miami has big calls to make on several key players. -- Bobby Marks

The Hoop Collective/The Lowe Post

Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' closeout Game 6 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Lakers dominate Heat for 1st NBA title in a decade
LeBron wins fourth Finals MVP; only MJ has more
Lakers (+375) favored to repeat as champions
Pelinka: Summoned vital energy via Kobe's spirit
L.A. turns rowdy as fans pack downtown street
Heat's Butler: Didn't do my job, but 'we'll be back'

Tweet of the Night


Finals MVP LeBron: 'I want my damn respect'

LeBron James reacts to winning his fourth NBA Finals and his first with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Game 5: Heat 111, Lakers 108


LeBron: I'm gonna continue not to sleep until the job is done

LeBron James credits his teammates for performing in the Lakers' Game 4 win, plus how he'll prepare for Game 5 with an extra day's rest.

Butler drained after win: 'Left it all out on floor'
LeBron on Green's open miss: 'You live with that'


• Points: LeBron James (LAL), 40 points
• Rebounds: LeBron James (LAL), 13 rebounds
• Assists: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 11 assists

Game 5 box score | Game 5 highlights

What can the Lakers do about Jimmy Butler and the Heat?

Jimmy Butler drove the Heat to a big Game 5 win. Here's what the Lakers can do to claim the NBA title. -- Kevin Pelton

NBA Twitter reacts to an epic LeBron vs. Butler duel

Jimmy Butler and LeBron James put on a show late in Game 5, with a championship on the line for the Lakers.

From afar, watching Game 5 of the Finals with Nick Nurse

After reigning as champions for 16 months, the Toronto Raptors coach reflects on his time in the NBA bubble and the intense Lakers-Heat Game 5. -- Jackie MacMullan

The Hoop Collective/The Lowe Post

Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and former NBA All-Star Chris Bosh offer instant reaction to the Miami Heat's epic Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Tweet of the Night


Butler outduels LeBron; Heat back in series

Jimmy Butler goes for 40 points, including clutch baskets down the stretch, leading the Heat to a Game 3 victory and back into the series.

Game 4: Lakers 102, Heat 96


Butler: 'I think we realize that we belong'

Jimmy Butler attributes the Heat's Game 3 win to finding a way to rebound and discovering inner confidence within the team.

LeBron's pregame text message sets Lakers' tone in Game 4
Butler says Heat's confidence not going anywhere


• Points: LeBron James (LAL), 28 points
• Rebounds: LeBron James (LAL), 12 rebounds
• Assists: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 9 assists

Game 4 box score | Game 4 highlights

How the Lakers shut down a Miami Heat comeback

Here's how the Lakers pulled off a critical win and what it means for Game 5. -- Kirk Goldsberry

The Hoop Collective/The Lowe Post

Brian Windhorst, Zach Lowe and Raptors coach Nick Nurse offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 4 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Tweet of the Night


LeBron knows AD will come through every night

LeBron James breaks down the Lakers Game 2 win in the NBA Finals and how they can get better going forward in the series.

Game 3: Heat 115, Lakers 104


AD: 'This is the moment I've waited for my entire career'

Anthony Davis reflects on the Lakers' Game 1 win over the Heat and talks about his personal feat of 34 points in his first career NBA Finals game.

For Butler, beating Lakers means more than stats
Lakers still confident despite loss: 'We'll be fine'


• Points: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 40 points
• Rebounds: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 11 rebounds
• Assists: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 13 assists

Game 3 box score | Game 3 highlights

Jimmy Butler's Game 3 master class was full of guile and guts

Despite being short-handed and down 2-0, the Heat summoned their pride in Game 3. -- Kevin Arnovitz

Players react to Jimmy Butler's Game 3 'masterpiece'

NBA players took to social media to praise Butler, whose triple-double helped the Heat to their first win over the Lakers.

The Hoop Collective/The Lowe Post

Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and coach David Fizdale offer instant reaction to the Miami Heat's Game 3 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Tweet of the Night

Game 2: Lakers 124, Heat 114

LeBron, AD reach Shaq-Kobe heights in Game 2 win
Spoelstra, Butler: Heat can rally from 0-2 hole


• Points: LeBron James (LAL), 33 points
• Rebounds: Anthony Davis (LAL), 14 rebounds
• Assists: Jimmy Butler (MIA), 13 assists

Game 2 box score | Game 2 highlights

Kobe Bryant prepped Anthony Davis for this

From the 2012 Olympics to the 2020 NBA Finals, Anthony Davis' continues to make good on Kobe Bryant's faith in him. -- Ramona Shelburne

Udonis Haslem's fiery speech lit up NBA Twitter

The captain of the Miami Heat tried desperately to motivate his teammates during Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

The Hoop Collective/The Lowe Post

Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and Kendrick Perkins offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 2 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Tweet of the Night

Game 1: Lakers 116, Heat 98

AD shines in Finals debut but 'job is not done'
Heat's Dragic, Adebayo exit with injuries in loss


• Points: Anthony Davis (LAL), 34 points
• Rebounds: LeBron James (LAL), 13 rebounds
• Assists: LeBron James (LAL), 9 assists

Game 1 box score | Game 1 highlights

Everything we learned about the Lakers-Heat Finals after Game 1

Anthony Davis, LeBron James and the Lakers blew out the injury-riddled Heat in Game 1. Here's what it means for the rest of the series.

Chris Bosh watches Game 1 with LeBron, Heat on the mind

As Chris Bosh watches his former teammate and team duel for this year's title, he roots them on and laments what might have been. -- Jackie MacMullan

The Hoop Collective/The Lowe Post

Zach Lowe, Brian Windhorst and Doris Burke offer instant reaction to the Los Angeles Lakers' Game 1 win over the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals.

Tweet of the Night

What Barack Obama said to the virtual fans during Game 1

News and analysis

Appreciate these absolutely stunning LeBron playoff stats

Here are six stats that demonstrate just how special and singular James' postseason career has been. -- Kirk Goldsberry

The rehabilitation of Rajon Rondo

In the biggest moments, everyone expects Playoff Rondo. But that's not the road Rajon Rondo took back to the Finals. -- Jackie MacMullan

'This was the NBA's moonshot': Inside the final days of the bubble

The NBA bubble has come to an end. Here are unseen moments from inside the league's unique campus in Florida.

Jimmy Butler established his legend, no matter what

The Miami Heat guard has left it all on the court in the Finals. -- Ramona Shelburne

Pelton: How the AD trade changed everything
Lowe: How LeBron set the tone for the Lakers' dominance
The ties that bind the Lakers and Heat
Shelburne: The mind games of Andre Iguodala
How the NBA navigated its longest, most unpredictable year

2020 PLAYOFFS REWIND: First round | Conf. semis | Conf. finals

How the Lakers got here

First round: Def. Portland Trail Blazers, 4-1
West semis: Def. Houston Rockets, 4-1
West finals: Def. Denver Nuggets, 4-1

Don't take LeBron James for granted in 2020

For the first time in 10 years, the Lakers are back in the NBA Finals, familiar territory for LeBron James. It means more in 2020. -- Ramona Shelburne

How the Lakers became the NBA's no-drama team

Inside the secret dinner with LeBron James and Jeanie Buss that took the Lakers from all-drama to all-business. -- Ramona Shelburne

How a busted trade request got Anthony Davis to Los Angeles

Four months after a trade deadline didn't give the Pelicans and Lakers what they wanted, some new faces, a lost wallet and a jersey swap marked the start of a new path for two franchises. -- Dave McMenamin

How the Lakers handled the days following Kobe Bryant's death

Kobe Bryant died as the Lakers returned from a cross-country road trip. The five days that followed were like no others in the history of Laker Nation. -- Ramona Shelburne

How the Heat got here

First round: Def. Indiana Pacers, 4-0
East semis: Def. Milwaukee Bucks, 4-1
East finals: Def. Boston Celtics, 4-2

'You have to be cut from the cloth': The embodiments of Heat culture

The word "culture" gets tossed around in sports. Miami's is real.

Bam Adebayo is the fiercest, best NBA player you don't know

Becoming an NBA All-Star at age 22 is only the latest surprise in the rapid rise of the next great Heat star. -- Zach Lowe

Miami made the Jimmy Butler gamble that Chicago never could

Jimmy Butler has found his basketball nirvana in Miami after three tumultuous stops in Chicago, Minnesota and Philadelphia. -- Nick Friedell

Duncan Robinson steps into the sunlight

The former Division III player had ample opportunity to call it quits. Now he's one of the best shooters in the NBA. -- Ramona Shelburne

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