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LeBron James Finals Re-Watch Diary: Game 3, 2011 NBA Finals

With LeBron and Wade bricking jumpers in the 4th quarter, that narrative only grew louder as questions remained about whether the two stars, who combined for highlight plays all season long and dominant stretches of basketball, could get it done when the game is on the line in the final moments.

Early on in the game, the Mavs take a 9-7 lead and Jason Kidd starts denying the ball to Mike Bibby.

But the Mavericks turn up the physicality on defense and slow down the Heat’s transition game to tie it at 57 with 4 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.

Jason Terry hits a jumper to give the Mavs their first lead since the first quarter at 59-58, but LeBron answers that with a 3-pointer of his own to make it 61-59 .

Then LeBron is able to find an open Bosh for a midrange jumper after the Mavs force the ball out of Wade’s hands to make it 88-86.

Dirk gets a look at a fadeaway jumper but it doesn’t go and the Heat escaped with a 2-1 series win thanks to a huge game from Wade and a clutch shot from Bosh on the assist from LeBron.

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