Cramp-free and carefree, LeBron helps Heat even Finals

Monday June 9th, 2014
LeBron James scored 35 points and added 10 rebounds after missing the end of Game 1 due to cramps.
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"You can double him if you want," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said flatly, when asked if perhaps extra pressure could have slowed down James' onslaught. "He's a pretty good player. I'm going to guess that he's going to find the open man."

One chuckles at the mental image of a huffy Popovich extolling such grim words at a sunrise yoga session. Who else would pitch a message of sharing in such an abrupt, dark manner? But, a clear-minded, cramp-free James perfectly represents the flip side of the same coin: he moved the ball to Bosh, and the Heat live on

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