Despite blowing a 23-point lead, the Cleveland Cavaliers managed to snatch victory away from the Orlando Magic, who were looking to take a 2 games to none lead in this best-of-seven series. Instead, LeBron James’ 23-foot three-pointer gave Cleveland a one-point victory of their own. With this win, the Cavaliers leveled the series score at one game apiece.
On the final play of the game, Mo Williams inbounded the ball to James, who sank the winning three over Hedo Turkoglu, who had scored the last five points for the Magic, including a two-point jump shot with one second left in regulation.
“You couldn’t hear anything but a roar,” said LeBron. “Those fans deserved it. That was the biggest shot I’ve made in my career.” James’ buzzer-beater was reminiscent of Michael Jordan’s buzzer beater over Craig Ehlo in 1989. “That guy is not in the league any more. The other 23 is on the good side now.”
Game 3 will be played on Sunday night in Orlando, Florida.
The ending to Game 2:
LeBron James’ Buzzer-Beater: