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LeBron James and the Miami Heat turned Game 2 into a laugher Sunday night, thanks in part to a sequence from James that blew the doors off the front of AmericanAirlines Arena.

With the Heat taking a close game and turning it into a blowout late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, LeBron finally woke up from the nap that he seemed to be taking for the first 32 minutes of the game.

The Heat found themselves up by 19 points three-and-a-half minutes into the final period, but LeBron saw the opportunity to put an exclamation point on the entire game with a few amazing plays.

It all started off as he sized up Tiago Splitter on the big man's drive to the basket. As LeBron lurked far underneath the hoop, nearly out of bounds, Splitter took off and cocked back for an explosive dunk. James timed it and stopped him at the top of his attempt.

Everybody watching at home let out a collective grunt of exhilaration as the people in Miami went completely bonkers. Twitter followed suit.

 

From there, LeBron couldn't do anything but ham it up for a few seconds. When you block a dunk like that, you deserve a bit of glory to yourself.

He followed up with a steal and a reverse dunk, which was great, but it really couldn't match up with the block. In all, the sequence was one of the best you'll ever see from a player, even if it was in borderline garbage time.

His stat line wasn't the amazing slew of numbers that we're used to, but something tells me he doesn't much care about that.

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