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ANIMATED: Miami's Big Three Run The Fastbreak To Perfection

After the first half of the NBA 's opening Christmas day game in Dallas, the Miami Heat enjoy a 21 point lead over the defending champion Mavericks. Miami has been dazzling on the offensive end through the first 24 minutes, and that was epitomized towards the end of the second quarter by the big three on a fastbreak runout.

The play started on the defensive end when Dwyane Wade came from behind to block Dirk Nowitzki's shot. Wade grabbed the loose ball and took off the other way. He hit LeBron James who filled the lane down the right side of the floor and then James, with his outstanding vision, hit a trailing Chris Bosh for an emphatic dunk.

An animated GIF of Lebron's dish for Bosh's big finish after the jump:


For more on these two teams and their big rematch, head to Mavs Moneyball and visit Heat blog Peninsula Is Mightier. For news and notes from around the league, be sure to follow SB Nation's NBA hub.

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.