King James did eveything except turn green and rip through his uniform to start the second half of Thursday's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals in Miami. And the Heat needed every last bit of LeBron's fury and physical gifts in their 90-79 win over the Pacers.
You see, LeBron was just pedestrian in the first half, scoring 11 points as the Heat trailed 44-40. Then, the King went from Bruce Banner to Incredible Hulk in a matter of minutes. And his teammates were the first ones to feel the wrath of LBJ.
LeBron made sure all that huffin' and puffin' wasn't just for show. He scored 16 points in the third quarter, along with four assists, four rebounds, a block and no turnovers. To put it in further perspective, LeBron personally outscored the Pacers in the frame (16-13) and scored or assisted on 25 of Miami’s 30 points in the quarter.
Here’s a quick glimpse of the damage LeBron inflicted.
LeBron’s one-man show lifted the Heat to a 3-2 series lead and set Twitter on fire.