LeBron propels Cavs to largest late comeback win of his career

09 April, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
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The Wizards increased their lead to 104-87 with 7:35 remaining in the contest after 3-pointers by Tomas Satoransky and Beal.

Following yet another LeBeast night, in which LeBron James posted a respectable stat line in just the final six minutes of the game (13 points, four rebounds, three assists for a 16-point comeback), the Cavs have advanced to a 49-30 record for the season. And while the king would chip in with 44 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, it wasn't enough. They boast the longest active winning streak in the National Basketball Association at 12 consecutive games, a run that's tied for fourth-longest in franchise history, and one that's continued on in spite of the absences of Embiid and Saric.

Cleveland led by as many as 15 points in the first half but watched its lead reduce to rubble when Washington picked its effort up on both ends.

Nuggets 100, Timberwolves 96: Jamal Murray had 22 points to lead six Denver players in double figures, Nikola Jokic wrapped things up with a late tip-in and the Nuggets beat Minnesota in Denver.

Rockets 96, Trail Blazers 94: Chris Paul hit an off-balance layup with 0.8 seconds left to lift Houston past Portland in Houston.

James Harden, who finished with 24 points, missed two free throws with 13.3 seconds left before Pat Connaughton tied it with a short basket. "Now I think we're ready for a deep (playoff) run".

Cleveland recovered to take a 76-71 advantage before Washington went on a 19-4 surge to take a 10-point lead on a dunk by Kelly Oubre Jr. with 1:07 left. However, the Wizards are only a half game back of the Heat with four to games to go. But he had a costly turnover in the closing seconds and the Wizards couldn't put away the Cavs down the stretch. "They've been playing some good ball".

Much to the joy of National Basketball Association fans, the two teams will go mano-a-mano tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in a high-stakes showdown that will have major implications on their eventual playoff success, and the legacies of every player involved. "Those two Toronto games, them being the No. 1 seed". With the recent news of Kyrie Irving missing the rest of the season, the value of that third seed has risen exponentially. James missed the second free throw and Philly secured the rebound on the third free throw to avoid a collapse similar to the one against Golden State earlier in the season. They have three games left (Dallas, at Atlanta, Milwaukee) while the Cavs face the Knicks in NY on Monday and then at home for their season finale two days later.



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