The Miami Heat jumped out to a double-digit lead over the first 15 minutes of Game 6 on Boston Thursday night largely on the back of MVP LeBron James, whose offensive brilliance was simply overpowering. James has largely done his work on the inside, attacking the rim in transition or playing with his back to the basket. With Dwyane Wade quiet early on, Miami has needed James to have a game for the ages and he's played that way in the first half.
James had 18 points in the first 15 minutes of the game, but he immediately set the tone with a drive down the lane which finished with an emphatic one-handed slam. Kevin Garnett momentarily thought about going up to challenge him and then quickly retreated with discretion. An animated gif of the dunk after the jump:
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