This was another night to add to the long list of games that will make up LeBron James’ legacy when his career concludes someday far into the future.
Here are the statistical highlights.
• James finished with 35 points, 33 coming in the final three quarters, and 10 rebounds. He was 1 for 4 from the field in the first quarter, but 13 for 18 from the field in the final three quarters. James made eight second-half shots from outside the paint in the second half after not making any in the first half.
Game 2 at Spurs
• The Miami Heat outscored the San Antonio Spurs by 11 points and shot 60 percent from the field with James on the floor in Game 2. They were outscored by nine points and shot 29 percent from the field when he was on the bench.
The average Heat shot came from 11.5 feet away with James on the floor. It came from 16 feet away when he was on the bench.
James went 8 if 11 from 10-plus feet in the second half Sunday. His teammates went 8 of 26 on those attempts for the entire game.
• James is the first player with 35 points and 10 rebounds in a Finals win on the road since Dwyane Wade in 2006. There’s a pretty good precedent for players putting up 35 and 10 in a road win in the NBA Finals going on to big things. Michael Jordan (1993), Shaquille O’Neal (2000 and 2002) and Dwyane Wade (2006) all captured Finals MVP honors after doing so. They’re the only others to have such a game in the last 30 seasons.
• The Heat are now 15-1 in the postseason when James has at least 30 points and 10 rebounds. The one loss was to the Celtics in 2012.