The Cavaliers and Mavericks spent nearly eight straight minutes in crunch time separated by only a single possession.
Then LeBron James found himself open for an elbow jumper after Deron Williams fell/flopped. LeBron froze as if he were still apprehensive on his jumper – and kicked the ball to Kyrie Irving, who was well beyond the 3-point arc with the shot clock near expiration.
Irving nailed the shot, finally giving a team a four-point lead in the tightly contested game, and Cleveland held on for a 110-107 win.
Lest you think LeBron shied from the big shots tonight, he had this awesome drive and dunk to force overtime: