LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The trophy was ready, but Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat delayed its appearance.
The NBA Finals are not over, not after Butler and the Heat pulled off a virtuoso performance in Game 5 on Friday night.
Butler had 35 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists, and the Heat watched Danny Green's wide-open 3-pointer in the final seconds bounce off the rim on the way to beating the Los Angeles 111-108 — cutting the Lakers' lead in the title series to 3-2.
Game 6 is Sunday night.
LeBron James has a chance to win his 4th ring Sunday. It would be his first Championship as a Laker.