Still, as teammate Larry Nance Jr. aptly said of all James’ off-balanced makes: “It was ridiculous.”
James scored 39 points, including nine down the stretch, and dished out 10 assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 113-108 on Wednesday night after squandering a 16-point, first-half lead.
“I just tried to implement my imprint on the game by just closing it out for us,” James said. Jeff Green gave Cleveland the lead for good minutes later with a 3-pointer on a play set up by James after he tapped a loose ball out to him.
FULL-COURT PRESS FOR FOOTBALL
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is trying to court James to the football field.
HIT IN THE HEAD
Near the end of the game, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray appeared to hit his head on James’ knee.