Fatigue. LeBron James has to chase Jason Terry all over the floor and, after 40+ minutes of that, is tired. James' high school basketball coach Keith Dambrot said, "If (James) doesn't have the legs, he will pass the ball." LeBron James is simply exhausted and does not get enough rest in the second halves of games. Coach Erik Spoelstra needs to take the decision out of LeBron's hands and take him out for 3-4 minutes during the second half. I'm no expert, but I know I saw Dirk Nowitzki sit out 3-4 minutes spanning from 2 minutes left in the third quarter and into the first minute of the fourth quarter (with the exception of 15 seconds for one offensive possession at the end of the third quarter). If LeBron doesn't have the legs to be both offensively and defensively late in the fourth quarter, get him some rest.
As I mentioned earlier, we could be witnessing the greatest statistical comeback in sports history. Statistically, since the NBA finals has gone to a 2-3-2 format in 1985, Dallas has gone from a 0% chance of winning to a 73.1% chance. Turning the tables does not even begin to describe what has happened in this year's finals. It's a good thing that these finals could have a lasting effect because there may not be one next year. Stay tuned for labor talks that will make the NFL labor talks seem like a grade-school playground tantrum.