After a slow start to the game scoring just six points in the first half James took over in the second half scoring 32 points, which included a late game three pointer and a layup that gave the Miami Heat a one point lead with less than a minute left in the game.
James made five three pointers in the game and managed to grab 10 rebounds and dish out six assists.
Last week I questioned if James was declining and regressing but his performance against the Rockets made me swallow my words. Yet it is fair to say that after such a long year of basketball James has eased his way into the season. James appeared to be more comfortable with scoring late in the game something has been an issue for most of his time as a member of the Heat.
This type of performance speaks to the versatility and mentality that James has when it comes to this team. He is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team win. He will rebound, become a playmaker for teammates, and even take over a game himself.
The Heat have split this first four road games, and won two out of the first three games of their six game road trip. The Heat have yet to go on the road and have their sharp shooters shoot the ball well. Their next game is Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers who have the deepest bench in the league so unless James has a prolific performance again the Heat may receive loss number three of the season.