Heat vs Lakers Final: 96-80 - Recap

Heat vs Lakers Final: 96-80 - Recap

The Heat got a 27-point performance from LeBron James, who added 11 rebounds as Miami ran past Los Angeles 96-80 on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

The Heat were a 3.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 193.5.

Chris Bosh had 24 points for Miami and Dwyane Wade chipped in with 18 points. LeBron James had 10 assists for the Heat, while Chris Bosh was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

The Lakers got a 17-point performance from Pau Gasol, who was supported by 17 points from Kobe Bryant. Kobe Bryant had 7 assists in a losing cause for Los Angeles, while Lamar Odom grabbed 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Miami were victorious, as the score was 47-38 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Miami as they grabbed 44 boards, while Los Angeles only had 43.

Miami looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Knicks. The Lakers will aim to get back on the winning track at San Antonio.