After being forced out of a Game 1 loss at the worst possible moment with leg cramps, LeBron James had one of the best NBA Finals games of his career in a 98-96 Game 2 win in San Antonio.
He finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists on 64% shooting. He also guarded Tony Parker down the stretch and played a game-high 38 minutes.
If Game 1 was a reminder that Lebron is fallible, Game 2 was a reminder that he’s the best player in the world.
He started the game slow, scoring two points in the 1st quarter. But he caught fire after that. During a two-minute stretch in the third quarter, he scored 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting and single-handedly turned a six-point Spurs lead into a five-point Heat lead.
This was the type of aggressive, self-centered LeBron that fans always clamor to see more of.
He was even mean-mugging at the crowd after a big 3-pointer with six minutes left:
It’s a massive win for Miami.
A 2-0 hole would have been back-breaking heading into Game 3 on Tuesday.
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