LeBron Sinks Pacers with Game 5 Buzzer-beater

There are a myriad of plays and decisions that go into a game, one blown call is not why the Pacers lost.

The leader of the "riders" beat Michael Jordan by the number of winning shots in the final seconds in games of the playoffs. "That third quarter got us back in the game". Especially after that block (tonight), once he let that shot go it was only right.

James received the ball with seconds remaining in Game 5, before wheeling away to net a stunning game-winning 3-pointer, blowing the roof of the Quickens Loans Arena.

A good argument can be made that the officials got it wrong when James was ruled to have turned the ball over on the previous play, so it was kind of a makeup non-call. He was 2 of 14 shooting on the night at that point (that is very bad, in case you were not sure), but he's still Victor Oladipo, consensus-Most Improved Player of the Year, and he's the guy you want with the ball in his hands in the situation.

The Indiana Pacers need a victory here to save their season and force a game seven on Sunday.

In Oklahoma, Russell Westbrook recorded 45 points as the Thunder posted a 107-99 victory over the Utah Jazz to cut their series lead to 3-2, while DeMar DeRozan poured in 32 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 108-98 win over the visiting Washington Wizards for a 3-2 series lead.

"I'll take some rest", James said after Game 5, comparing the Cavs' playoff run to the Hunger Games. I suspect that, had any Pacer tried to give a foul, James was prepared to immediately go up and make it be in the act of shooting. "Our defense kept us in it. Kevin and JR they shoot the basketball, so do what you do". Several of the Pacers shook their heads while watching replays. "Lebron is just unreal man", the Magic's Nikola Vucevic tweeted as the game ended. Another person who contends that it was goaltending was Oladipo, who complained about it after that game.

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"I got grabbed even on the way to the rim", he said.

"I mean, it's hard to even speak on it. It just sucks, honestly".

Nor surprisingly, James saw things a bit differently, although not before trolling reporters for a moment.

As for James, he said he thought it was clean - albeit with a big smile that seemed to suggest otherwise. I don't think anybody is discouraged or upset. "So I was able to turn and get to my spot". - 2-of-15, 12 points then we'll take that.

All of the drama has left James, in what could be his a year ago of his second stint in Cleveland, with his longest odds to make the Finals since he left Cleveland for Miami the first time around.

Oladipo at least could be forgiven.


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