The Miami Heat won a rematch of the 2011 NBA Finals over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night 117-106.
In what was a very competitive game throughout, the Mavericks turned a six-point halftime deficit into a one-point lead heading in the fourth quarter.
That’s when LeBron James and the Heat took over.
The Heat outscored the Mavericks 33-21 in the final period, including a 14-0 run that turned a 95-92 deficit into a 106-95 lead and the Heat cruised from there.
LeBron James was fantastic, netting his first 40-point game of the season. James scored 42 points on 16-of-23 shooting from the field, six-of-eight shooting from the free throw line and four-of-eight shooting from beyond the arc. He also had nine rebounds, two steals and six assists, including this beautiful pass to Chris Anderson, who finished with 18 points and three rebounds.
Chris Bosh finished the game with 22 points while Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.
James’ Heat are now 38-14 while the Mavericks are 32-23.