Remember back to Game 1, when a Miami Heat loss had detractors talking about LeBron James again not doing enough to grab an NBA title?
That might as well be ancient history.
James dropped 29 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Sunday night, leading the Heat to a 91-85 win over the Thunder and a 2-1 series lead. And now, instead of looking overmatched as they did after a series-opening loss, Miami could conceivably put the Thunder away at American Airlines Arena with a pair of home wins this week.
Here's a look at the tale of the tape between James and Kevin Durant through three games, including the two superstars' Game 3 numbers, and their average numbers thus far:
|LeBron James||Kevin Durant|
|Game 3 minutes||43:50||39:11|
|Game 3 points||29||25|
|Game 3 rebounds||14||6|
|Game 3 assists||3||0|
|Game 3 FG%||47.8||57.9%|
|Game 3 3-pointers||1||1|
|Game 3 3P%||25.0%||25.0%|
|Game 3 free throws||6-for-8||2-for-4|
|Game 3 4th quarter points||8||4|
|Game 3 4th quarter FG%||50.0%||40.0%|
|Game 3 points in final 2:00||1||0|
|Series free throws||25-for-29||14-for-19|
|4th quarter points/game||7.0||12.3|
|Series 4th quarter FG%||38.5%||54.2%|
|Series points in final 2:00||2.7||2.3|
Below, watch the top five plays from Game 3: