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NBA Finals: What can the Lakers do about Jimmy Butler and the Heat?

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Butler beats shot clock with 3 to end half (0:21)

Jimmy Butler pulls up for a 3-pointer as the shot clock sounds to close out the first half. (0:21)

With the Los Angeles Lakers so close to an NBA title on Friday and LeBron James pouring in 40 points, the Miami Heat needed Jimmy Butler playing at an MVP level.

The story of Game 5 was how the Heat got Butler free to dominate on his way to an epic, 35-point triple double.

Sunday's Game 6 will be about whether coach Frank Vogel and the Lakers can adjust and slow down Butler.

Let's look at how Butler changed the Finals, how close the Heat are to forcing a Game 7 and what the Lakers can do to claim the franchise's 17th championship.