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VIDEO: LeBron James Emphatically Swats Rajon Rondo

After squandering a double digit lead in the first half and giving up 35 points to the Celtics in the second quarter, Miami reasserting control on the defensive end and push their lead back to 11 at the end of the third. The Heat held the Celtics to just 6 of 22 from the floor in a 15-point quarter. LeBron James has been fantastic again, scoring 27 points through the first three quarters. But it's been his defensive effort that has pushed the Heat in front by double digits again. Most emblematic of the defensive effort was a great block he made on Rajon Rondo as the third quarter wound down. Rondo put on a great move, with his patented fake and pivot spin move on Joel Anthony. But just as it appeared he would have a wide open floater in the lane, James stalked him from the weak side and came over with help, perfectly timing the block.

Video after the jump:

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