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VIDEO: LeBron James' putback dunk early in Game 5

By James Herbert | NBA writer

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Down 3-1, the Miami Heat are facing elimination, and they talked before Game 5 of the NBA Finals about the importance of having a strong start. LeBron James told reporters that, instead of reading the game like he usually does, he'd have to be more aggressive.

They couldn't have asked for much better through the first few minutes. The Heat started the game on an 8-0 run, punctuated by a big putback dunk by James:

The Heat lead 13-5 five minutes into the game, with the Spurs having made only one field goal.

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