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Recap: Lakers lose to Miami Heat in Game 5 of NBA Finals

Lakers lose to the Miami Heat, 111-108, in Game 5 with a chance to win the NBA title. They lead the series, 3-2, heading into Game 6 on Sunday.

Heat forward Jimmy Butler tries to steal the ball from Lakers forward LeBron James during Game 5 on Friday night.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

The Lakers missed an opportunity to secure the NBA championship on Friday, losing to the Miami Heat, 111-108, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Orlando, Fla.

The Lakers lead the series, 3-2, heading into Game 6 against the Heat on Sunday.

Here’s a recap of the game.