Dirk Nowitzki reacts to LeBron James’ game winner
The Cleveland Cavaliers grabbed a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors after yet another dominant performance from LeBron James leading the way. It was all capped off by an impressive floater moving toward the baseline that was banked in before the buzzer.
The shot has received some sound reaction from some of the most notable players in the league who voiced their amazement with the shot that James was able to sink. Among those was Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki, who made it clear how dazzled he was by the off-balanced floater James hit in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter.
Tough shot. Makes it look easy….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) May 6, 2018
It was a remarkable shot that James decided to shoot in such a high-pressure situation that has completely changed the dynamic of the series that now leads heavily in their direction with a chance to reach the fourth-straight Eastern Conference Finals. In fact, this latest shot marked his seventh career go-ahead basket in the final five seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime in his playoff career.
The 33-year-old has dominated up to this point that has pushed the Cavs to this huge advantage over the Raptors. In the first three games, James is averaging 35.7 points on 53.6 percent shooting from the field along with 11.3 assists, and 8.3 rebounds per contest. He has scored more than 25 points in each contest while recording two double-doubles and a triple-double within that span.
James’ continued strong performances over the Raptors in this year’s playoffs has further built the notion that he has the franchise’s number that could possibly lead to the second sweep in three consecutive playoff meetings.
With James playing at an elite level, he will have the chance in front of him to lead Cleveland past Toronto to move the franchise one step closer to reaching the NBA Finals for a fourth-straight year.