CHICAGO – LeBron James might be working through the worst postseason of his career, but he may have righted eight games and three weeks’ worth of wrongs in just 1.5 seconds on Sunday night. James nailed a game-winning jumper at the buzzer against the Bulls on Sunday afternoon, downing an inconsistent Chicago team and tying his Cavaliers’ second round series at 2-2.
With the game squared at 82-82, the four-time NBA MVP went to work:
The shot came in the face of Chicago swingman Jimmy Butler, who hounded James defensively for 45 intense moments in the loss. James (who sprained his left ankle in the third quarter) had missed 20 of 29 shots in the face of the NBA’s Most Improved Player, but Butler was clearly wary of letting James grab a lob or post-up position in the final seconds of the contest, and pushed him into a desperate long two-pointer.
It was the absolute right defensive play for one of the NBA’s best defensive players. Unfortunately for Chicago, James remains the game’s best player when he is at his best.
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