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2020 NBA Finals: Lakers to start Alex Caruso in place of Dwight Howard in Game 6 against Heat

Throughout the playoffs, much has been made about Miami Heat sharpshooter Duncan Robinson's spectacular rise from Division III basketball to playing a key role in the NBA Finals.

Caruso will be in the starting lineup on Sunday night for Game 6, taking the place of Dwight Howard , the team announced prior to the opening tip.

Frank Vogel's decision to move Caruso into the starting lineup comes nearly a year to the day that he gave the swingman a DNP on the opening night of the season.

Caruso really hasn't done that much off the bench for the Lakers in the series, but he's a 3-point threat, and a solid defender who can switch and guard multiple positions.

But with a maximum of two games left, and the chance to clinch the title on Sunday night, there's nothing to save Davis for anymore.

Lineups with Davis at center give the Lakers tremendous flexibility on both ends of the floor and have been a huge success so far in the playoffs, where they've outscored opponents by a margin of 12.5 points per 100 possessions.

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