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LeBron James takes a shot in Miami's 100-67 win over New York.
James may not have racked up huge amounts of assists and rebounds, but his point-scoring and defense elevated him to the top spot.
This game was close midway through the second quarter, with Miami up 30-29. Then, the Heat went on a 32-2 run, and New York had no chance.
The Heat started off with a 13-0 run, which LeBron didn't do much in. After both teams traded buckets, LeBron was fouled hard and went to the free-throw line. He made both free throws, then banked in a spectacular 20-footer to put Miami up by 18. The free throw made the game 50-31.
James hit another jumper, then he drove to the hoop and made a layup with three seconds left. LeBron's nine-point rampage helped the Heat take a 23-point halftime lead, which was more than enough for a Heat win.
The Heat played great defense, getting up into the face of the Knicks' offense and forcing them to take bad shots. LeBron was a part of that, and he didn't let anyone make an easy shot. This was key in forcing Carmelo Anthony to shoot 3 for 15 and finish with just 11 points.
New York finished with a 35.7 field goal percentage, while James finished 10 for 14 (71.4 percent). Miami shot 48.6 percent total.
If the series is played like this game was, there's no way New York will win. Miami's back, and LeBron James is ready to take over and lead the Heat to a championship.