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LeBron James scores 49 as Heat takes 3-1 series lead
LeBron James scores 49 as Heat takes 3-1 series lead

LeBron James had done his part to put the Miami Heat in control of the Eastern Conference semifinals, and one last free throw was meaningless except to him. He missed, leaving him one shy of his first 50-point playoff game, muttering to himself after. "That's the first time I've been disappointed in myself in a win," James said. Then he smiled, realizing his performance left nothing to complain about. James tied his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh made the tiebreaking three-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets, 102-96, on Monday night for a 3-1 Eastern Conference semifinal series lead. James carried the Heat nearly the...

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