NBA Finals 2014: How The Spurs Defended LeBron James' 3rd Quarter Frenzy

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Jun 8, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots in the first half against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) and Tiago Splitter (22) in game two of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James took it upon himself in Game 2 to not let his Miami Heat go down 2-0 in the 2014 NBA Finals. It wasn’t going to end that way.

And it didn’t.

Instead, James finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and three assists on 64 percent shooting from the field — including a 6-for-7 third quarter, where he scored 14 points to keep his Heat in reach of the Spurs as they headed to the all-important fourth quarter.

Not only was that quarter huge for his team’s chances in Game 2, but it could’ve also been a moment that we may lookback at if the Miami Heat manage to three-peat — the moment when LeBron had enough.

Let’s take a look back at how the San Antonio Spurs guarded (or failed to) LeBron in that brilliant third quarter.

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