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Clutch This: LeBron Overpowers Celtics; Heat Force Game 7

LeBron James finished with 45 points and 15 rebounds as the Heat staved off elimination with a 98-79 win in Game 6.

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The LeBron Game: A Historical Perspective

LeBron James scored 45 points in Game 6 while making 19-26 from the field. Such high-scoring, high-efficiency games are relatively rare in the playoffs, and this one stands among the best of them.

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LeBron James Saves The Heat, And Silences Everyone Else

LeBron James scored 45 points and the Heat dominated the Celtics Thursday, forcing a Game 7 Saturday. And for one game, we remembered why everyone cares so much about LeBron.

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Fan Throws Drink On LeBron James After Incredible Game 6 Performance

Sometimes, when you lose and you are a member of the Miami Heat, you get serenaded with, "GOOD JOB! GOOD EFFORT!" And sometimes, when you win and you are a member of the Miami Heat, you get a drink poured on you as you walk down the tunnel to the locker room, as LeBron James did after his phenomenal performance in Game 6 against the Celtics.


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James' 45-point, 15-rebound, five-assist night was the first 45-15-5 playoff game since Wilt Chamberlain pulled one off -- in 1964. For doing something that hasn't been seen in nearly half a century, LeBron got showered with a beverage as his "shift" at "work" was ending.

And how did he react to it? With a simple, dignified head bob.

Good job, good effort.

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Celtics Fan Throws Ball Away From LeBron James, Sums Up Boston Reaction To Game 6

After Game 5, one earnest fan in Miami became legend by cheering "GOOD JOB! GOOD EFFORT!". This Celtics fan did that, except the exact opposite.

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If someone ever mentions LeBron James' unclutchness, remember that he made this person do this essentially by himself.

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LeBron James Is Real Good At Basketball, Dunking

The first half has been all about LeBron James, and that'd still be understating it. If there was one thing to pick on, it'd be his free throw shooting -- 5-of-9 with some bad misses -- but in the scheme of it all, does it matter at this point? He spent much of the first quarter trying to outscore the Celtics. In the second quarter, it was more of the same, with LeBron hitting just about every single shot he took.

Simply, LeBron is in that NBA Jam on fire mode. The stats: 12-of-14 from the field for 30 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes of play. And one of those misses came on Miami's last real possession of the half -- a pull-up jumper from beyond the arc.

Oh, and he did this:

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It's one of those nights.

As for the game itself, Miami leads at the half, 55-42. All things considered, the Celtics might be pretty lucky.

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You Are Not Inside The NBA, ESPN

There's really no comparison between TNT's Inside the NBA and ESPN's NBA pregame show. It's not even close. TNT, though ridiculous at times, still sets the bar and attempting to replicate its formula is liable to get you embarrassed.

I bring this up because...

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ESPN tried to go wacky for a moment. This moment came after outlandish trade suggestions and all sorts of filler non-sense.

But hey, cherish that Chris Broussard face, Internet.

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