VIDEO: LeBron James' third-quarter explosion in Game 2

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LeBron James started Game 2 of the NBA Finals aggressively. On Sunday, all the Miami Heat superstar wanted to do in the first half was attack the basket. After he saw a few shots go in, though, he decided to change things up. A couple of minutes into the third quarter, he calmly hit a mid-range jumper, his first such attempt of the evening. 

Later on in the period, when Boris Diaw was slow to close out on the perimeter, James made a 3. After that, he was in a zone. 

James scored 14 of his game-high 35 points in that third quarter, making six consecutive jump shots. It was a brilliant performance from a brilliant player, one of those times where there was nothing the Spurs could do. This is what the Finals are about.

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James Herbert is somewhat fond of basketball, feature writing and understatements. A former season-ticket holder for the expansion Toronto Raptors, Herbert does not think the NBA was better back in the... Full Bio

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