Netease Sports reported on October 5:
October 5, Beijing time,
The fourth quarter can be a time for many teams to change their lives, but for the Lakers it is often a disaster. This season they have won all the games they have taken the lead in the first three quarters, but if they fall behind in the first three quarters, it will be difficult for them to reverse in the fourth quarter.
In this year's playoffs, the Lakers can have a 99-point difference in the first half of the first 15 games, but only 12 points in the second half. Counting today's game, the Lakers lost a total of 20 points in the fourth quarter of the playoffs.
The fourth quarter can be said to be the biggest shortcoming of the Lakers. Once they have failed to play an advantage before, it will be difficult for them to come back from adversity.
Today’s game is also proof. The Lakers actually caught up to the score at the end of the third quarter, trailing only 80-85. And they continued their momentum into the fourth quarter, and they surpassed the score shortly after the start.
But compared to Butler's crazy outbreak and the Heat's fighting attitude, the Lakers obviously failed to show the same momentum. After a timeout of 8 minutes and 55 seconds, the Lakers were beaten by a lethal 8-0, and since then they have never organized a decent counterattack.
The team temperament of the Lakers over the years is indeed invincible and difficult to rise against the wind. In the first two games of the Finals, they played smoothly. Even if LeBron said he believed the Lakers could play better, the general mentality was not relaxed. avoidable. I believe this defeat will also sound the alarm for everyone. In the finals, no matter what opponent you face, winning is not taken for granted. If you don't work hard, you will pay the price.