NBA L2M Report: LeBron James, Lakers Fouled Jimmy Butler Twice on Final Play

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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) attempts a three-point basket at the buzzer as Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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The NBA released its Last Two Minute report for the Los Angeles Lakers’ 113-110 win over the Miami Heat on Friday and said that Heat guard Jimmy Butler was fouled prior to and during his game-tying three-point shot attempt, which was off the mark.

Per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Lakers guard/forward LeBron James initiated contact with Butler during the inbounds pass, which would have resulted in two free throws and possession.

The L2M report also revealed that Lakers big man Anthony Davis made contact during Butler’s jumper, which would have given the Heat star three free throws to tie the game. 

The Lakers moved to 23-3 with the win, goo

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