Dunk of the Night: Thursday, May 8

Stephen BabbFeatured ColumnistMay 9, 2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 8: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Brooklyn Nets during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 8, 2014.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Sometimes the best part of an alley-oop is the means to the end: the pass.

This one came from a long way away. 

The Miami Heat went on to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 94-82, on Thursday night. LeBron James led a balanced attack with 22 points, four rebounds and three assists. Four other members of the Heat wound up in double figures.

Brooklyn will host the Heat for Game 3 on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. You can catch the action on ABC.