Netease Sports reported on October 1:
October 1, Beijing time,
This is the first time Davis has played in the finals in his career. He was naturally very active, and he shot one after another at the beginning.
Despite being so passive, the Lakers made adjustments. Davis regained his vitality at the basket and continued to create scoring opportunities. When LeBron was resting, he led the team to chase points. At the end of the quarter, Davis received a pass from LeBron in 44 seconds. Scored a counterattack, and then assisted Caruso to hit a three-pointer, allowing the Lakers to overtake. He scored 11 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist on 4 of 7 shots in the first quarter.
Davis returned at 7:05 in the second quarter, soaring into the three-pointer in the first round, and soon assisted Morris and Green on the outside to help the Lakers play a wave of 16-2 and open the score again. In the half, he scored 18 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks on 7 of 11 shots. His efficiency reached an amazing +19.
After the start of the second half, Davis consecutively assisted LeBron and Davis soaring three-pointers, and the Lakers opened the point difference to more than 20 points. At this time, Davis seemed to really do whatever he wanted, dunking easily, making a confident mid shot, and there was nothing he wouldn't do. After three quarters, he has scored 28 points.
It's not that the Heat didn't have the idea of chasing back, so the Lakers also let Davis back on the court at 8:34 of the fourth quarter. Soon he fouled Hill and kept the point difference at 20 points. At 6 minutes and 40 seconds, Davis tried to dunk and was blocked, but the Lakers got the offensive rebound, and he once again successfully made two free throws.
Although the Heat tried to chase points in the second half, but the score difference was too great, coupled with LeBron's steady performance, the game still entered garbage time, the starting line was replaced in the last 1:23.