The highlight shot took place midway through the second quarter out of a baseline inbounds situation, with just 0.7 seconds remaining on the clock. James was able to free himself from Jordan Hamilton on the right wing, and Dwyane Wade hit him in step with the pass. James received the pass, kept the ball high, jumped off his left foot and squared his shoulders to the hoop before releasing a shot that swished through.
"I was just trying to get some movement," James told ABC during a halftime interview. "Just having 0.7 [seconds], I had to catch-and-shoot. D-Wade gave me a great pass and I was able to just get it off."
Miami snapped a two-game losing streak by beating Houston, and James led the way with 24 points (on 8-for-17 shooting), five rebounds and five assists. Wade added 24 points (on 10-for-15 shooting), seven assists and three rebounds in the win.
James Harden led the Rockets with a game-high 30 points (on 7-for-16 shooting) and three rebounds. Dwight Howard added 21 points (on 9-for-12 shooting), 14 rebounds and five assists in a losing effort. The Heat improved to 45-19 with the win. The Rockets dropped to 44-22 with their third straight loss.