Miami Heat playing without Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic, Miami held LeBron James and Anthony Davis to just 40 combined points in Game 3, which was down from the 62 points the two players averaged during each of the first two games.
Jimmy Butler recorded 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds during the victory and became just the third player in history to tally a 40-point triple-double in the NBA Finals, joining James (2015) and Jerry West (1969).
L.A. hasn’t had an answer for Butler thus far in the series as the five-time All-Star is averaging 29.3 points, 10.3 assists and seven rebounds over the first three games. The Lakers will need to make additional adjustments in that matchup in order to avoid the Heat evening the series in Game 4.
Game 4 is set to tip-off at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.