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MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James and the Miami Heat are one win away from an NBA championship.
James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds before dealing with leg cramps late, Dwyane Wade scored 25 and the Heat rallied from 17 points down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-98 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.
The Heat now lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, and could win the title in Miami on Thursday.
Mario Chalmers scored 19 of his 25 points in the second half for Miami, which got 13 from Chris Bosh.
Russell Westbrook had a career playoff-high 43 points and Kevin Durant added 28 for the Thunder. They were the only Thunder players to score in the last 16:46.
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LeBron James couldn't finish Game 4 because of leg cramps, and several NHL players questioned his toughness through tweets.
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For those of you wondering what Miami Heat star Lebron James was doing in the locker room before game five of the NBA Finals, it appears that he was focusing on a possible title.The below video just shows him icing his knees while staring off into space:
Me: Hi LeBron’s Headband, thanks for coming.
LBJH: Thanks for having me, Matt.
Me: So how have these playoffs gone for you so far?
LBJH: It’s been hard, honestly.
Me: Why is that?
LBJH: Well if LeBron were a bench player, everything would be fine, but since he’s active in the offense, I find myself always hanging on for dear life.
Me: Do you ever talk to him about...
MIAMI -- LeBron James hasn't been this close to a championship since his Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary team beat Kettering Alter on March 22, 2003 for the Ohio Division II title.
The Miami Heat haven't been this near a title since exactly six years ago Wednesday, when they defeated Dallas in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to wrap up the 2006 crown.
Put them both together, and Thursday...
MIAMI Forget for a moment the painful grimace on the face of LeBron James. When he was carried off the court late Tuesday by teammate Juwan Howard and trainer Jay Sabol, isn't that how an enduring moment from a defining career turn, rich with symbolism, is supposed to look?
It appeared that way Wednesday, the day after, when the buildup to Game 5 revolved less around the minutiae...
Just goes to show, Lebron has awful taste. [Follow me @TravisHouser]
Hockey players have taken to Twitter to fire a few slapshots at LeBron James, ripping into the Heat star about the leg cramps he suffered in Game 4 against the Thunder.
James missed the closing minutes of a Miami victory and looked to be in an incredible amount of pain on the sidelines.
"We get it Lebron, it doesn't hurt when you're running around but it looks unbearable...
Ed Lacerte has been called the Celtics' MVP, but he was snubbed for the NBA award this season in favor of some guy named LeBron James. Lacerte, the Celtics' head athletic trainer, settled for a different honor Wednesday when he was named the 2011-12 recipient of the Joe O'Toole Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. The award is given annually to a member of the National...
LeBron James stands just one win away from silencing everyone, at least temporarily. I say temporarily because Peyton Manning won a ring, but hasn’t won one since and now some people think his little brother is better than him. So if LeBron wins just one ring in his career, there will be people ready to [...]
LeBron James and the Miami Heat are now only one win away from an NBA Championship.
Despite Russell Westbrook’s 43 points, the Heat went on to a 104-98 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder giving them a commanding 3-1 series lead, something no other NBA team has been able to overcome in NBA finals history.
LeBron James had 26 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds before being...
With the game once again knotted up late in the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City choked.
Despite the league’s best player—the only guy who has shown the ability to slow down Kevin Durant, by the way—checking in and out of play with a leg cramp, the Thunder failed to execute on both ends of the floor, falling into a 3-1 hole in the NBA Finals with a third consecutive loss.