Lakers dominate Heat for first title in a decade

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Capping the longest season in NBA history with a dominant final flourish, the Los Angeles Lakers won it all for the first time in a decade.

Three-hundred fifty-six days after the season began, the Lakers won the 2019-20 NBA championship.

In a 106-93 closeout Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night against the Miami Heat, LeBron James logged a triple-double — 28 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists — to win his fourth Finals MVP award and fourth ring. He has now won championships with three franchises.

Anthony Davis added 19 points and 15 boards Sunday.

It was the third wire-to-wire victory to clinch an NBA title in the past 50 seasons, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, joining the 1982 Lakers and the 1986 Boston Celtics.

After failing to beat the Heat in Friday’s Game 5 — James’ first loss in a closeout opportunity in his Finals career — Lakers coach Frank Vogel changed the starting lineup, moving Davis to the 5 and plugging Alex Caruso in Dwight Howard‘s place for a smaller, quicker group.

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