Basketball: LA Lakers beat Miami Heats to edge closer to glory

Western Conference Semi-final series

LA Lakers beat Miami Heats to edge closer to glory

LA Lakers beat Miami Heats to edge closer to glory.

LeBron James and Anthony Davis were the stars of the night as the Lakers beat Miami 124-114 in game two of the NBA Finals.

James scored 33 points while Davis contributed 32 in the game that the Lakers dominated from the start.

James also had nine rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers. Davis, who converted 15 of 20 shots, grabbed 14 rebounds.

Jimmy Butler led the Heat with 25 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds. Tyler Herro, 20, who replaced Magic Johnson as the youngest player to start in the Finals, finished with 17 points for the Heat, who played without center Bam Adebayo (shoulder strain) and guard Goran Dragic (plantar fascia tear in left foot).

The win took Lakers closer to the NBA glory as they approach game 3 on Sunday .