Was there really any doubt that LeBron would come back strong in Game 2?
At least, that's what everyone SHOULD have known.
It definitely happened, as LeBron went off for 35 points and 10 rebounds in a 98-96 Heat victory that was marked by missed free throws down the stretch.
Tony Parker and Tim Duncan both missed a pair of free throws in the 4th quarter, leaving 4 points on the table in what ended up being an incredibly close game.
The difference between the Heat's performance with and without LeBron is remarkable. The Heat are +11 with LeBron on the court, and -24 without him. It's clear that if they're going to win the series, they'll desperately need LeBron to lead them to the win.
Regardless of what happened in Game 1 with the cramps, LeBron is without a doubt the best player on the planet, and he's certainly capable of taking over a game at any time in these Finals.
The Heat will go as LeBron goes. He came up short in Game 1, and the Heat did the same. He stepped up in Game 2, and the Heat got the win.
Count on LeBron to lead the Heat to victory in this series.