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2013 NBA Finals, Game 2: Miami surges in third quarter to even series

Led by a resurgent LeBron James, the Miami Heat surged at the end of the third quarter, going on a long run to eventually defeat the Spurs, 103-84, to even up the NBA Finals at one game apiece.

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Role players step up

With Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh struggling in the postseason, the Heat need their role players more than ever. They came through in a big way in Game 2.

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Miami's best: Better than your best

The 2013 NBA Finals are even at one game apiece after the Miami Heat annihilated the Spurs in the second half of Game 2. Ben Golliver and Paul Flannery react to the impressive comeback win by the Heat before looking ahead to the remainder of what promises to be a back-and-forth, tightly-contested series.

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How THE BLOCK happened

A play as awesome as LeBron James' swat on Tiago Splitter merits a full breakdown. How did LeBron get in position to make the play of the playoffs?

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The zoo FANIMALS of Miami and San Antonio

Some of these creatures are bandwagon fans.

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Manu, Wade and the tenor of decline

The explosive shooting guards from the Heat and Spurs are imploding before our eyes. Father Time doesn't lose.

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Duncan's nightmarish night

Tim Duncan and the rest of the Spurs' Big Three struggled mightily in a Game 2 loss to the Heat in the NBA Finals.

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LeBron's block viewed every which way

It's majestic any way you look at it.

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LeBron overcomes slow start in Game 2

LeBron James missed 10 of his first 12 shots in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, but he finished strong to lead the Heat to a blowout victory over the Spurs.

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The level no one can match

The Miami squad from the second half of Game 2 can't be challenged. By anyone.

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Heat strike back, tie Finals 1-1: The GIF recap

The Heat, powered by Mario Chalmers and a huge second half by LeBron James, evened up the NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs.

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LeBron's block, now with explosions

Sunday night's block by LeBron is already legendary. We just enhanced it, using explosions.

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Spurs' Big Three struggles with turnovers, misses

A more aggressive Miami Heat defense stifled the San Antonio Spurs, but Gregg Popovich's Big Three didn't make enough shots either way it's sliced.

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LeBron's teammates help run during Game 2 win

The Miami Heat's 33-5 run in the second half of the NBA Finals' Game 2 was about LeBron James' teammates.

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LeBron and Heat roll to 103-84 Game 2 win

The Miami Heat went on a 33-5 run in the second half as LeBron James waited in the weeds to strike down the San Antonio Spurs to tie the NBA Finals series at one game apiece.

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LeBron demolishes Tiago Splitter

The MVP sends a message

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Metta World Peace either loves this analogy or he's really hungry

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LeBron is getting frustrated

What was he thinking?

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Manu does a pretty good Tim Duncan

The Spurs' stars sure know each other well.

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Shannon Sharpe is a Miami gentleman

The former tight end knows a thing or two about Miami style.

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Heat lead Spurs, 50-45, at halftime of Game 2

Dwyane Wade leads the Miami Heat with 10 points at the half of Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs.

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LeBron's dribble penetration is key in Game 2

The Heat's offense struggled to score in the fourth quarter as the Spurs contained LeBron James' dribble penetration. Miami needs James to make better decisions when driving to the rim, while also being better prepared as a team if he is forced to facilitate.

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Heat try for comeback in 2nd straight Finals

The world's best player will face a brilliantly effective squad whose defense is now designed to stop him. Will LeBron James and the Miami Heat bounce back in the NBA Finals for a second straight year?

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Joey Crawford to ref Game 2

The NBA's most famous referee will be on the court in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, meaning you have to pay attention to him instead of what should be a brilliant game.

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Blaming Bosh, Pop's psychology and pork

The Heat continue to believe Chris Bosh will contribute, but everyone wants him closer to the rim in Game 2. Plus, lots more from Miami.

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Bosh vows to keep shooting

The Heat forward isn't being deterred by his recent shooting struggles in the postseason.

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LeBron James fatigued by Spurs in Game 1

The struggle to get through the Eastern Conference playoffs caught up with the Miami Heat and LeBron James in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

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