WATCH: LeBron James hits buzzer-beater to lift Cavs in OT
LeBron James hit a clutch buzzer-beater as the Cleveland Cavaliers prevailed 140-138 against the Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime.
With all the drama surrounding the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James made it his mission not to lose against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
James hit a game-tying three-pointer in the fourth quarter to force overtime at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday, then scored the final six Cavaliers points of the game, including a game-winning jumper with no time remaining on the clock.
It gave the Cavs a stunning 140-138 victory over the Timberwolves, after Cleveland had lost three of their past four games.
The three-time NBA champion and four-time MVP finished with 37 points on 16-of-22 shooting with 15 assists and 10 rebounds for his ninth triple-double of the season and the 64th of his career.
A WINE & GOLD WALKOFF WINNER pic.twitter.com/WjzmLrBTsl— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 8, 2018
Before hitting the game-winner, James blocked Jimmy Butler's five-foot driving floater with 1.3 seconds remaining, allowing the Cavs to call timeout with one second remaining to set up the buzzer-beater.