For LeBron James, his legacy could be up for more criticism. Losing Tuesday or Thursday would be a third NBA Finals loss in four tries, leaving perhaps the greatest player of this generation with one ring in 10 years and just one with two perennial All-Stars in Miami.
He didn’t seem awed by the task. James spoke calmly, then joked and played with his sons on the way to the team bus following Miami’s last road game of the year. He was coming home and the Heat hope that’s enough to snatch the series. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.