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LeBron’s sweet behind-the-back pass to cutting Ray Allen (VIDEO)

May 9, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

In the third quarter the Heat just started to pick apart the Bulls defense and turn a nice lead at the half into a complete blowout. It was a combination of the Heat being a lot sharper than Game 1 and the Bulls having a rough night.

LeBron James didn’t put up monster numbers for the game (at least for him) — 19 points, 9 assists — but he was still the focal point of the offense, everything ran through him he was just dishing off to teammates (or getting the hockey assist). The one above to a cutting Ray Allen was the prettiest  play of the night.

In Game 3, back in Chicago on Friday, expect the resilient Bulls to put up a much better fight.

  1. fanofevilempire - May 9, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    I’m never surprised, he can do anything on the court.

    • jaerba - May 9, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      I think he’s the best passer in the NBA right now. He’s not the most accurate passer (although he’s usually pretty good, just not the best at getting it to shooters where they want it in their motion) but because of his strength and height, he can make skip passes that smaller guards can’t make and he can put enough zip on it to make it through very slim windows of opportunity.

      That’s really what’s so unfair about it- he can make passes from any situation. CP3 and Rondo are better at the passes they can make, but they can’t post up and do it like a PF, and they can’t skip over the entire defense for an open 3 on the other side of the court.

  2. mrbhenderson - May 9, 2013 at 11:01 AM

    i would venture to say the majority of “point guards” in the league couldn’t have made that pass. even that bounce pass to dewayne “point shaving” wade was amazing. lebron does some amazing things on the court. thank you basketball gods.

  3. miamatt - May 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Basketball poetry.

    LeBron set the tempo early, but scored just 3 points in the Heat’s 60-20 run spanning the 2nd and 3rd quarters. He can score at will but his best skill is passing the basketball. What more do you want from the leader of your team?

  4. ProBasketballPundit - May 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    I’m looking forward to the waning years of LeBron’s career. I think he can transition into a post player who scores when he has a mismatch, but mostly looks for his teammates on cuts and spot up 3’s. I realize that’s basically what he does now, but I imagine he’ll rely less on athletic blow-by’s and more on sharp passing and power moves. If ever, that’s when he’ll average close to a triple-double. Maybe 18ppg and 10-11 assists.

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