Oladipo's 3 with 2:10 left gave IN the lead for good.
play0:53LeBron steps out of bounds on baseline drive. "He's a little dirty", James said.
They made sure the same error wasn't made again, and took the call to video review. With the Pacers leading by one, Darren Collison had one more free-throw attempt with less than two seconds to play.
Normally the energy guy on the team and a tenacious rebounder, his performance levels dropped previous year and he's been given a reduced role by head coach Tyronn Lue in this campaign as he lost his starting position. It is obvious that Thomas still hasn't gotten his legs back under him. Then, after Collison made a free throw to give the Pacers a 97-95 lead, James' desperation 3 bounced high off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
Let's face it we are all used to LeBron's lightning speed, so a slowdown would be rather noticeable.
One of the downfalls of Cleveland during that quarter was their 32 percent shooting from the field, while their defense allowed IN to hit for five 3-pointers.
"My bags have been half-packed since I got here". "They played tough. They were physical with us all night". LeBron received a technical foul for shoving Stephenson during a dead ball.
LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 27 points and 11 assists. He was more impactful than any of Cleveland's bench players on the night, that's for sure. Just don't expect that day to be Monday, because Cleveland takes on the Warriors.
After the game, James apparently was not interested in diagnosing the Cavs' problems. Friday's funk was better than it has been lately, however.
Ryan scored 19 for Arizona State, matching her career high. The Timberwolves shot 56.7 percent (38 of 67) over the final three quarters to come from behind and win their fourth straight game and 11th of 14 overall.
"Well, at least you know we've been here before", he told them. And mostly, they competed the so-called right way. "I think we had 34 points in transition". So far this season, the Cavaliers have been on both sides of the spectrum. Came out in that third quarter just walking around. Defensively we're executing the things we want to do, whether it's switching, handling pick-and-rolls and just being efficient in those ways.
Tire them out: The Warriors are one of the deepest teams in the National Basketball Association.
"I'm not going to harm the team, I'm not going to mess up the game". Kevin Love was the only other starter to score in double figures. That is a huge drop-off when you consider last season that same lineup had a Netrtg of +23.9.
"Just playing against the best player in the league, trying to win against him". We felt like we could get back in the game.
The Cavs have now given up over 125 points in three straight games and have given up over 110 points in four of five games in January. Another challenge. Another chance for James to recreate one of his heroic moments.
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