Beijing time on October 1, the first game of the finals, the Lakers defeated the Heat 116-98, a good start. This is the first time LeBron James has won Game 1 of the Finals since 2011.
The last time James won Game 1 of the NBA Finals had to go back to 2011.
That year, the Heat faced the Mavericks (now renamed the Lone Ranger) in the finals and won the first game, but they eventually lost 2-4. That also became a painful experience in James' career.
After 9 years, James finally won again in Game 1 of the Finals. In this way, James' career finals G1 record has become 2 wins and 8 losses.