LeBron James had been there many times before.
And unfortunately for his public perception, he had faltered in the same situation too many recent times to count.
Thursday night was different for the Miami All-Star forward. He came up with a clutch defensive play denying Kevin Durant’s potential game-tying hoop and then hit two clinching free throws to seal Miami’s 100-96 over Oklahoma City.
”On a big stage like this in a big game like this, every point counts, every point matters. So you go to the free throw line, no matter how hostile the environment, and try to knock them down,” James told the Associated Press.
”Like I said, I’m happy that I was able to go up there and make a few plays, go up