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LeBron James and his Miami Heat team have the chance to close out the series against the New York Knicks tonight. The question that is on the minds of many is how will James and his Heat team respond to the play of Carmelo Anthony and his wounded Knicks team. The Heat didn’t expect to lose the last game they played against the Knicks. The play of Anthony and the Knicks caught an unsuspecting Heat team off guard according to some fans. The history of LeBron James has demonstrated in the past he tends to give up to soon..

Tonight James has the chance to rewrite history and respond to the Knicks with a close out victory. James may have to dig a little deeper as the momentum may have turn in the New York Knicks favor. James is going to have to step up into a leadership role once the tip-off takes place tonight, a role many say LeBron doesn’t possess. If LeBron falls short tonight he will be adding fuel to the fire that is burning deep inside of Carmelo Anthony.  Come game time we will see which LeBron James shows up.

 

 

 

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