Heat Win Game 2 98-96 Behind LeBron’s 35 Points
With the Spurs up by one, LeBron James found Chris Bosh all by himself in the corner. Bosh knocked down the three (his first of the night) and put the Heat up 95-93 with 1:17 remaining, and the Heat didn’t look back.
Kawhi Leonard fouled out on the next possession when LeBron attacked the rim. LeBron made only one of two at the line, but Dwyane Wade sealed the deal on the next possession with a layup off a driving dish from Bosh.
After the infamous Cramp Game, LeBron James took over in the third quarter, dropping 14 points in a period that featured nine lead changes. He finished with 35 points and 10 assists as the Heat evened the series at 1-1. Rashard Lewis added a big 14 points off the bench and knocked down several key shots in the second half.
Tony Parker briefly left the game after Mario Chalmers elbowed him with 6:43 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Spurs hurt themselves on free-throws, shooting just 12-20 from the stripe, and missing four in a row in the final period.
Tim Duncan had 18 and 15, but wasn’t nearly as effective after getting off to a hot 4-5 start. Manu Ginobili had 19, but no other Spur could get a rhythm going on offense.
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