The Miami Heat won game three of the NBA Finals on Sunday from Orlando, Florida. Without Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo in the lineup for Miami due to injuries, Kelly Olynyk of Toronto, Ontario had a much bigger role for the Heat. In 31 minutes coming off the bench, Olynyk has 17 points, seven rebounds and one assist, as the Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 115-104.
The veteran power forward made five of nine field goals, three of five attempts from beyond the arc, and all four free throw attempts. Of Olynyk’s seven rebounds, all seven were defensive rebounds. He also had two steals.
Olynyk was tied for second in Heat scoring in game three. Tyler Herro of Milwaukee, Wisconsin also scored 17 points in a starting role. It was an unbelievable night for Heat superstar Jimmy Butler of Houston, Texas. Butler had a triple double as he had 40 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds. In the process, he became the first player in NBA Finals history to record a 40-point triple double and lead his team to a victory according to nba.com.
With the win, the Heat won their first game of the series, but still trail the Los Angeles Lakers two games to one. Game four of the series is in Orlando on Tuesday.