Prior to the fourth quarter in Game 6, LeBron James did not look and play like himself. James who has struggled against Boris Diaw and the Spurs continued to settle, and display horrible body language while on the court. James saw that his team’s season was on the line, and morphed back into the player that we all know that he can be.
#NoheadbandBron went into playground mode, and attacked the Spurs defense like no other. James led a surge that dug the Heat out of a double digit point deficit in the fourth quarter.
LeBron has been criticized for not being “clutch”, but the numbers state otherwise. James has the highest points per game in NBA History (31.5ppg) when his team is facing elimination.
James ended up with a monster triple double scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. LeBron did not play the perfect game, but when it mattered he took his game to another level.
LeBron scored 18 points, and played solid defense on Tony Parker in the closing moments of the game. LeBron was not flawless in the fourth quarter, but he did just enough to will his team to a victory.
Players such as Chris Bosh and Ray Allen had their say-so in the comeback as well by making huge plays on both ends of the floor.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat live on to fight another day. Game 7 cannot hurry fast enough.