The Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat have turned in impressive defensive performances to take 2-1 leads in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Despite the highest-scoring regular season in 53 years, the Lakers and Heat have shown the importance of defense in the postseason.

The Lakers' opponents have an NBA-low field goal percentage of 41.3%, with Anthony Davis contributing heavily with 37 blocks in nine playoff games.

Meanwhile, the Heat's Jimmy Butler has scored at least 25 points in all seven of his appearances in this postseason.

Both teams will look to continue their momentum as they host the Warriors and the Knicks, respectively, on Monday night.