Basketball: James carries Heat past Spurs

Miami Heat forward LeBron James dunks on San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. Photo / AP
Miami Heat forward LeBron James dunks on San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard. Photo / AP

LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful bounce back from cramps in the opener, and the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 98-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 2 today.

Chris Bosh made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:18 remaining for the Heat, who have won 13 straight following a loss in the postseason. Just like last year, they rebounded from a loss to the Spurs in the opener.

Bosh had 18 points for the Heat, who host Game 3 on Wednesday NZT.

Tony Parker scored 21 points and Tim Duncan had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who had won eight straight at home by 15 more points.

- AP

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