With LeBron James making his return to game 2 after getting criticized for cramp gate in-game 1, the Miami Heat returned to full form and bounced back winning game 2 in the NBA Finals.
LeBron had a great night scoring 35 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, tying up the series 1-1 with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in-game 2 Sunday night. The Heat took full control of the game when Chris Bosh made a go-ahead 3 pointer with a pass from LeBron with 1:18 left in the fourth quarter. The Heat continue their streak of 13 straight wins after a loss in the playoffs.
LeBron played more than 37 minutes and making 14 of 22 shots. However the Heat forward had a very shaky first quarter were he went 1 for 4 with three turnovers, then making the next 11 of 13 shots for the rest of the game. During the two-day break, LeBron received criticism from fans and NBA analysts for leaving game 1 early and not leading his team to a game 1 win.
LeBron put up 11 points in the second quarter, bringing the Heat from 11-points behind earlier in the quarter. The Heat got some big breaks in the fourth quarter when Tony Parker and Tim Duncan missed four straight free throws when they lead the Heat by two points. After Duncan missed free-throws, with the next Heat possession James made a 3-pointer and then two free throws to put the Heat ahead.
Unlike game 1, game 2 was played in better conditions inside AT&T Center, where the air conditioning failed sending temperatures inside going into the high 90 degrees. The problem was fixed by Friday and was cooler inside for game 2. The series now heads to Miami were the Heat have a chance to take a series lead before heading back San Antonio for game 5. Until game 3 lets take a look at the best plays from game 2 of the NBA Finals.