October 7, Beijing time, in Game 4 of the Finals, the Lakers defeated the Heat 102-96, leading by a total score of 3-1. The Lakers starting shooting guard Pope recovered today. He played 32 minutes, 6 of 12 shots, 3 of 8 three-pointers, and 15 points. At the critical moment of the fourth quarter, Pope scored 5 points in a row.
In the first three games of this series, Pope, as an outside shooter for the Lakers, played poorly. He shot only 29% in these three games and made 5 of 20 three-pointers.
Even so, Lakers coach Vogel still believes in Pope and keeps him in the starting lineup.
Today, Pope finally got his hand, especially at the critical moment of the fourth quarter. With 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Lakers led the Heat by 2 points. In a fast break, James divided the ball to Pope in the right corner, and Pope hit a three-pointer directly.
The Lakers' next offensive round, Pope received an assist from James to complete a breakthrough layup.
Pope's 5 points in a row is very important to the Lakers. In the end, the Lakers won the game and led by 3-1.
In the whole game, Pope played 32 minutes, 6 of 12 shots, 3 of 8 three-pointers, and 15 points. In the normal state of the first three games, Pope still gained the confidence of coaches and teammates, and he did not live up to this trust today, and became the hero of the Lakers' victory.