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This is the third NBA Finals in six seasons in which injuries have either completely changed the series midstream or forced one team to game-plan for two different opponents.
With that in mind, let’s look at some Finals numbers and what they might hint about Game 4 (Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET, ABC and the ESPN App).
Miami has scored 120.5 points per 100 possessions over the past two games, a mark that would blow away the Dallas Mavericks‘ No. 1-ranked offense. That isn’t sustainable against the Lakers’ defense. It’s hard to imagine the Heat winning three more games without Adebayo’s two-way play. (LeBron James‘ teams have never lost a series after taking a 2-0 lead.)
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