James has made it abundantly clear there is no inclination on his part to discuss anything beyond getting the Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals. Philly is no question a threat to sign LeBron James this summer. But 3-pointers by Kyle Korver, Jeff Green and George Hill put Cleveland back in from 102-96 with 5:03 to play, before the Nuggets kept chipping away until James' late surge.
With both the Wizards and Pacers embarking on stretches in which they'll face multiple playoff teams and contenders, it would behoove Cleveland to take care of its business against the likes of the Clippers, who are now eighth in the West and the sub-.500 Lakers.
For once, the Celtics are likely hoping the Lakers win out. He's the type of player where trying to win a championship and focusing on each game is more important to him than whatever decision he might make in the future. Four years later, we saw LeBron light up the headlines again, only this time it was to return to the place he had left all those years ago... home. They were one of, if not the worst team in National Basketball Association history, while injury concerns and a frontcourt logjam left serious questions about their future. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 110.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. However, they now only have a 1.5 game lead over Washington and IN, and a three game lead over Philadelphia.
The idea of James playing here, though, is an easy one to visualize. Nance also added 13 rebounds.
"That's insane, that's so insane", Jordan Clarkson said.
The Nuggets outscored the Cavaliers 50-43 in the second half to erase a 16-point deficit and briefly take a three-point lead. This is as opposed to Hill and Hood who can't create off the dribble. With the Cavaliers struggling both on and off the court, it seems Cleveland won't be seeing another championship with LeBron.
Moments like Wednesday night's finish to the Cavaliers-Nuggets game don't get old, even when you've been there as much as LeBron James. Not only did he post a monster stat line, he closed out the game with four straight shots and nine straight points to give the Cavs the win. These players are a good improvement, but the lack of consistent high volume shooters on the Cavs will be their downfall.