Leading edge playful – LeBron saves Cavs from bankruptcy
The Cleveland Cavaliers save their lead over time against the Denver Nuggets. Superstar LeBron James once again proves how important he is to the Cavs.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have done well once again, and the Denver Nuggets give the Cavs a commanding lead over the Denver Nuggets, but make life difficult for themselves.
Cleveland Cavaliers, led by superstar LeBron James, have celebrated a 113:108 victory against the Denver Nuggets. Sieggarant was like many times LeBron James. The Small Forward scored 39 points and especially in the last few minutes showed why it is so important for the Cavs.
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At the beginning of the game everything seemed to be clear. The Cavs met one after the other and worked out a 16 point lead. But in the middle of the second quarter the game turned more and more in favour of the nuggets.
During the last section, the nuggets were even in the lead with three points. Then the hour of LeBron beat James. 1:40 minutes before the end, the 33-year-old ignited the turbo and scored nine points until the end of the last quarter. He thus secured the Cavs victory almost on their own.
In addition to the 39 points, James also played a double-double with eight rebounds and ten assists. In the nuggets Nikola Jokic shone with a double double of 36 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. However, his five points in the last one and a half minutes were not enough.
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Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love were missing from the Cavaliers due to injury.
In the Eastern Conference, the Cavs ranked third with a balance of 38:26, the nuggets ranked ninth in the West and thus outside the playoff ranks.
The next game is for the Cavaliers versus the Los Angeles Clippers, the Nuggets receive the Los Angeles Lakers.