There were 1.5 seconds on the clock when James caught the ball on an inbounds pass from Matthew Dellavedova. He rose above Jimmy Butler and sunk the deep two-pointer with no time left on the clock to pull the Cavaliers even in the series. Coach David Blatt attempted to call a timeout before the Cavaliers advanced the ball, even though he had none remaining. Assistant coach Tyronn Lue smartly pulled Blatt back toward the sidelines to avoid a technical foul.
James was called for an offensive foul with 14 seconds left and Cleveland up by two points, allowing Derrick Rose to tie the game on a layup with 9.4 seconds left to play.
James led the Cavaliers with 25 points and added 14 rebounds and eight assists. He also had eight turnovers.
The series is tied 2-2. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Cleveland.
- Dan Gartland