LeBron James Leads Miami Heat to Tie NBA FinalsPublished June 9, 2014 by OCR Editor
LeBron James comes back from "cramps game" with a bang, leading the Miami Heat to tie the NBA finals at 1-1 against the San Antonio Spurs.
LeBron James took the reins for his team as he led the Miami Heat to a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in last night's NBA Finals game 2. LeBron mustered his strength after game 1 saw his team lose 95-110 to the Spurs, which the four-time MVP had to leave due to debilitating leg cramps.
The game was decided when Chris Bosh hit a crucial fourth-quarter three-pointer by a pass from LeBron with only 1:18 to go for the buzzer, something the Spurs did not manage to return from. LeBron tallied 35 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 3 assists leading his team to tie the finals at 1-1, giving the Heat a breather as they go back home to Miami for the next game. The third game in the series is scheduled to take place Tuesday night (9PM ET, 2AM UK time).
The Weight is on the Spurs
The Spurs managed to open an 11-point lead early in the second quarter last night, only to have LeBron to turn things around. In an impressive athletic display at the age of 38, Tim Duncan contributed 18 points and 15 rebounds including a very impressive dunk in the first quarter; his teammate Tony Parker also shined, scoring 21 points. The weight is on the shoulders of these players and the Spurs now as they face an energetic Heat squad on Tuesday.
With Miami Heat tying the series, everything is open once again, creating some interesting betting opportunities. William Hill Sports is offering a Championship Winner bet giving 5/7 to Miami and 6/5 to San Antonio to win the championship. Punters can also wager on series correct score and the total number of games. Don't miss out on this epic struggle between the world's best basketball teams.