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The Cavs desperately needed a win, so LeBron went and took one

by February 9, 2018 Sport News

After a brutal loss in Orlando that added more fuel to a fire threatening to burn the organization to the ground, the Cleveland Cavaliers desperately needed a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. They had to work overtime to get it, but it came — as all things for the Cavs do — off the fingertips of LeBron James.

James hit a turnaround, buzzer-beating, game-winning jumper over the outstretched hands of Wolves All-Star Jimmy Butler with no time remaining on the clock, sending the fans at Quicken Loans Arena into hysterics and sending the Cavs to a thrilling 140-138 victory. It was a brilliant ending to a game that saw James do just about everything for Cleveland, finishing with 37 points on 16-for-22 shooting, 15 assists and 10 rebounds — his ninth triple-double of the season and the 64th of his 15-year career — in 48 minutes and 19 seconds of floor time. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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