LeBron James sinks three for buzzer-beating win

27 April, 2018, 00:36 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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The outcome was as inevitable as that of any clutch shot James has attempted throughout his stellar career and sent the Cleveland crowd berserk.

LeBron finished with 44 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists in a thrilling 98-95 victory. You're having the best player in the world on your team.

And the three-time National Basketball Association champion stole the show at the other end of the court, creating just enough space from an inbound pass to secure the walk-off win and a 3-2 series lead from beyond the arc at Quicken Loans Arena.

For the first time in the series, the Cavs have a lead and can advance to the second round with a win in Indianapolis on Friday night.

Despite a few miscues late, the Pacers managed to play the Cavs back to even, and then they managed to follow that up with an impressive stop by getting Lebron to dribble the ball off himself out of bounds thanks to the poking and prodding of Thad Young, who was largely excellent tonight (8 of 9 shooting, 6 rebounds, and good defensive effort). However, James came from behind and blocked Oladipo's shot, which appeared to hit the backboard before Cleveland's star touched it - a goaltending violation. "Our rule is once the ball touches the glass, a defender cannot touch it, so you can't hit it after he touches it", he said. It was a goaltend.

"I mean, it's hard to even speak on it. That layup is huge".

As for James, he said he thought it was clean - albeit with a big smile that seemed to suggest otherwise. Once they got to their phones and saw replays of James' block, their mood turned sour.

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Oladipo's shooting woes continued. The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the night tied 2-2 with the Indiana Pacers, and Game 5 looked like it was going to be a slugfest early. That's what the third quarter was. If the Pacers lose Game 6, their season comes to an end.

"We didn't do anything new", said guard Jose Calderon, who started his second game in place of George Hill. We just need LeBron to lose this series and Johnson and Pelinka to sell him on that pitch.

Calderon provided a huge lift, making a pair of 3-pointers and contributing several other hustle plays in 20 minutes. I suspect that, had any Pacer tried to give a foul, James was prepared to immediately go up and make it be in the act of shooting. If he can be this efficient the rest of the postseason (and get some help), watch out, y'all! Corrects that Cavs would have still gotten ball in frontcourt.

His game-winner Wednesday night was reminiscent of the one back in 2009, when he hit a three-pointer at the top of the key to beat the Orlando Magic. Sure, there have been times where James has had to do it on his own.

Pacers: Following Lance Stephenson's aggressive, wrestling-like takedown of Jeff Green in the waning moments of Game 4, coach Nate McMillan said he reminded the fiery forward to be careful. "Of course I didn't think it was a goaltend". Dropped to 2-12 in their last 14 games in Cleveland. At 33 years of age, he has had double-doubles in every game of the playoffs so far, including a triple double in the first game. The window is now open Friday for James to eliminate the Pacers for the fifth time in the past seven seasons.

LeBron's buzzer-beater capped an incredible performance, which saw the three-time National Basketball Association champion finish with 44 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.

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