Nothing, not even the repaired AC at the AT&T Center, could stop the Miami Heat's scorching endgame run in Game 2 of the 2014 NBA Finals. Trailing 92-93, the Heat unleashed a torrid 6-0 spurt in the last minute of the game anchored on their Big Three—a Chris Bosh three, a LeCramp LeBron James free throw, and a Dwyane Wade layup (off a Bosh assist).
Their 98-96 win over the San Antonio Suprs ties the series at one apiece...and got LeBron to do another shimmy / made Bosh wanna swallow something whole:
Game 2 was a nip and tuck affair, with five ties and 10 lead changes. The first half ended with both teams at 48 points. As anticipated, LBJ looked to redeem himself, he finished the first two quarters with 13 points. San Antonio held a one-point lead heading into the last quarter, 78-77.
Then a number of awesome things happened: LeBron started making his jumpers then ran through Kawhi Leonard (for the Spurs' versatile forward's sixth and final foul), Boris Diaw made a couple more "how-can-a-fat-dude-do-that" plays, and Mario Chalmers showed off his Muay Thai skills (more on that later).
As some sort of consolation to Spurs' fans, Tim Duncan matched an NBA Playoff's individual record...and D-Wade gave the Internet one the worst flops/meme-material of the year! But enough talk, we know you want details—and the funny photos that accompany it! Check out FHM's totally juvenile, mildly sports-centric Game 2 recap below!
HALLELUJAH, THE AC IS FIXED!
Whoever got the AT&T Center's air conditioning unit up and running may be the most important technician in the planet right now. Hell, he solved something so important that even NBA Commissioner Adam Silver held a media conference just to address it. LeBron thanks you, kind sir.
LEBRON HEATS UP THE PROPER WAY
After LeCramping during the Finals' opener, James heated up once again–to the tune of 35 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
His slow start may have gotten Heat fans nervous (just two points in the opening quarter, on a 1-of-4 shooting and with three turnovers). But they all calmed down when LeBron started the second quarter aggressively, driving to the basket at will, and gifting us this highlight:
The third quarter was another story though, as James decided to put on the brakes and started swishing pull-up jumpers one after another. He went almost perfect during the quarter with a 6-of-7 shooting, including two three-pointers. His hot shooting carried onto the final quarter...and possibly all the way into Coach Gregg Popovich's nightmare ("Somebody stop him! Get your hands up, Kawhiiiiiiiiiiiii!").
TIMMY TIES MAGIC JOHNSON FOR MOST DOUBLE-DOUBLES IN PLAYOFF HISTORY
Duncan was unstoppable during the first quarter. He alone outscored the Heat’s Big Three with 11 points (compared to the trio’s nine). The GOAT of Power Forwards dominated the paint and even managed to turn back the clock a li’l bit with this one: