Had they emerged victorious, it would have been the greatest comeback this season - beating the 27-point deficit the Washington Wizards overcame against the New York Knicks on Feb 14. James scored 21 of his 44 points in the third quarter and hit a pair of free throws to get the Cavaliers within 130-129 with 4.6 seconds left before Philadelphia hung on.
THE tantalising clash between Aussie Ben Simmons and LeBron James lived up to every bit of hype, each recording triple doubles in an National Basketball Association epic.
"We just played as a team and played our game; didnt let the hype bother us and stayed together". Listen, we were down 30.
Even with mostly bench players, the Sixers maintained a large lead through the fourth quarter. They had run it only one other time this season, and Love told ESPN the pair hadn't practiced it since training camp. He slowly dribbled toward Sixers forward Robert Covington before getting help from a Kyle Korver pick.
LeBron James has played with the Cavs since 2014, but he could opt out of the final year of his deal and possibly come to Philly.
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Not that James was going to argue the call made in his favor by referee Lauren Holtkamp with 1.9 seconds to go. James scored nine straight points for the Cavaliers. "I wasn't able to get it up there".
The Philadelphia 76ers have pushed themselves ahead of Cleveland for the third seed in the NBA's Eastern Conference by holding off the Cavaliers. He had a chance to tie the game when he was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1.9 seconds left. It was a tale of two halves as both teams fought tooth and nail for the third seed in the East. Minnesota (45-35) moved into sole possession of the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot by a half-game over the idle Denver Nuggets. The 76ers are a problem for multiple teams out easy, but Embiid takes them to the next level.
The versatile, positionless lineup he went with meant sacrificing minutes for Cavs' big men Nance and Tristan Thompson - something that would be more hard to do if Philadelphia has center Joel Embiid healthy and on the court - but it was effective. "Hats off to them. We are playing well".
"It's gratification but you're not satisfied, that's the way I like to put it", Toronto coach Dwane Casey said.
"You get down 30 in the postseason, that can lose you a series", James said. "What I feel more than anything is there is a genuine excitement and belief that he will be back for us". "So, it's all about defense, and when we defend, we can do some real good things offensively".