LeBron James and the Miami Heat rode the strength of what became a 32-2 run to easily beat the New York Knicks 100-67 on Saturday, striking first in the series between clubs that waged classic annual battles from 1997 through 2000 and are meeting for the first time since. James played a great game, scoring 32 points by taking just 14 official shots. That was not unusual, James has played a lot of great playoff games in his career. In fact, he’s had some flat out fantastic Game 1s. In his first-ever Game 1, for example, he had a triple double. What was different, however, was the way James went about it. James is not known for taking charges and he’s not known for playing without emotions. But both happened in the opener against the Knicks. It was a businesslike approach that he might aspire to but doesn’t usually favor. LBJ broke out his new shoes for the post season. He wore the Nike LeBron 9 P.S. Elite Home PE.
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