LeBron James saved the Miami Heat from embarrassment.
On a night that saw David Lee and the Golden State Warriors edge out the Denver Nuggets in a justifiably close contest, the Heat nearly suffered a loss at the hands of a Big Three-less San Antonio Spurs.
It was a game that had the makings of a blowout for South Beach's finest. The Spurs were without six of their best players—four of which were sent home on Gregg Popovich's own accord—and surely didn't stand a chance against the defending champion Heat.
Or so we thought.
San Antonio fought from start to finish, ultimately forcing James to step up and play the part of an understated hero.
Stat Line: 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals on 56.3 percent shooting.
This wasn't what you would call a pretty game for Miami by any means.
After being outscored 27-22 in the first quarter, the Heat managed to take a three-point lead into halftime. The Spurs then came out firing in the third, outscoring Miami by six, taking a three-point lead of their own into the fourth.
San Antonio didn't slow down in the f ...
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