Heat for the Win


The Miami Heat did win by going to goal. Lebron attacking the basket. With the Oklahoma City Thunder rallying late in Game 2, and less than two minutes to play, James drilled a 15-foot bank shot that extended the Miami Heat’s cushion to 96-91. That was the clutch shot — defined as a basket that comes with less than five minutes to play, and a margin of less than 5 points — that was highlighted in the Twitter post.

James then harassed Kevin Durant into a missed 7-footer that could have tied the score, grabbed the rebound and calmly hit two free throws for a 100-96 victory that tied the finals at one game apiece and stole the Thunder’s home-court advantage. That James surely fouled Durant, and got away with it, does not change the fact that he made the critical stop, and was bold enough to risk the whistle.


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