DID YOU WATCH THE MIAMI HEAT BEAT THE OKLAHOMA THUNDER LAST NIGHT? Flame On: Miami Heat Take Game 3 Over Thunder
James had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Heat took a 2-1 series lead with a 91-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.
Miami also won Game 3 of the finals last year, but that was its last victory as the Dallas Mavericks stormed to the title. It was a painful failure for James, who looks determined to prevent a similar collapse.
"He had a game where he struggled and he kind of let that get into his mind a little bit and he was thinking too much. Now he's playing, he's on attack and being very aggressive," Dwyane Wade said. "He's playing very aggressive and that's the difference obviously from last year to this year, and the difference in our team."
Wade had 25 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Heat, who "carry that pain with us" from last year, according to forward Chris Bosh.
"We think about it every day and that really helps us to succeed in this series," Bosh said.
James' poor performance was part of the problem then, but he seems on top of his game this time. His 3-pointer sent the Heat to the fourth quarter with the lead, and he scored five straight Miami points when the Heat were building just enough cushion to hold off another late flurry by the Thunde
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