However, the league would not punish Davis for the incident.
Official response from the NBA on this shot in the face of @ CJC9BOSS from Davis: “We go through every game in the games from every angle and there was nothing more to do with it.” https://t.co/7cCMt9dYsZ
– Clay Ferraro (@ClayWPLG) October 10, 2020
It’s a tough break for Miami, as Davis’ potential absence could have helped the Heat in Game 6 on Sunday.
However, the Heat will have to beat the Lakers at full strength if they are to force a win-win 7.
Miami is expected to live up to the challenge after winning 111-108 in Game 5. It will be interesting to see if the NBA and Game 6 officials are on high alert for possible cheap shots from either team.