Game 2 of the NBA finals was another close contest, but a sizzling performance by LeBron James helped the Heat beat the Spurs 98-96. The series is all tied up now 1 game a piece as the teams head to Miami for games 3 & 4.
All eyes were on James, who left game 1 with 3:59 to play in the 4th due to leg cramps caused by the extreme heat of an un-air conditioned AT & T Center.
He initially seemed slow but came alive and scored 33 points over the final 3 quarters, shooting 13-18 and once again silencing his critics.
Even with that great performance it was still a close game with 10 lead changes over the final 14 minutes. San Antonio though, played uncharacteristically sloppy ball and quiet nights from Ginobli and Green due to foul trouble.
Still, the Spurs had a chance to take the game but key free throw misses by Parker and Duncan with just under 6 minutes left shifted the momentum to Miami, who capitalized on those mistakes to come away with a road win.
With next 2 games in Miami San Antonio could be in trouble: the Heat have not lost a playoff game at home this year.
Game 3 of the finals airs tonight at 9 P.M. (EST) on ABC. You can also catch all the action streaming live on NBA.com and WATCHESPN.
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