It’s safe to say that LeBron James managed to rebound from a rough start to this NBA Finals in Game 1.
He bounced back in a big way in Game 2. The King finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds, three assists on 14-of-22 shooting from the field. To say he was good would be an understatement. I guess we can say he was everything. Because, at times, for the Miami Heat he was just that.
Here was his Game 2 shot chart. It was OK.
He was good at, and around, the basket:
Also, everywhere else:
Especially in the third quarter, where he shot 6-for-7 (2-for-2 from distance) on his way to a 14-point third quarter. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had a plan to stop LeBron in the fourth, though.
It didn’t work. They also failed to stop Chris Bosh as well:
After the game, LeBron handled himself as well as he played. No subtle shots at anybody (learn, Mario Chalmers) and no pounding of his chest.
(oh what oh what will the LeBron haters bang on him for now)
Most importantly, LeBron carried (or dragged) his team to a much-needed Game 2 win. At the end of the day, that’s the biggest stat that he could’ve put up — and he did.
It appears that LeBron has silenced his haters…for now.