Lakers beat the Heat to claim record-tying 17th NBA title

October 12, 2020 - 10:09 AM
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Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) shoots in front of Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson (55) during the third quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)

The Los Angeles Lakers captured a record-tying 17th NBA championship on Sunday with a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat that sealed the best-of-seven title series 4-2.

The Lakers‘ victory tied them with the Boston Celtics for most championships in NBA history and capped an unprecedented season that resumed in July at a spectator-free campus at Disney World in Florida after a four-month hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.

—Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles and Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Christian Schmollinger