LeBron Rescues Cavs at Buzzer

Reverse lay-up turns the tide in 84-83 victory over Blazers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2008 4:41 AM CST
Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James (23) celebrates with teammate Drew Gooden (90) after scoring the winning shot against the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game Wednesday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – What did LeBron James have to say about his 14 rebounds and 37 points, which cumulated in the game-winning reverse lay-up with .3 seconds remaining? "I just do what I do," James explained. What he did last night was lead a late comeback against Portland, with 17 points in the fourth quarter, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge each had 16 points for the Trail Blazers, and Travis Outlaw added 13 to Portland's box score, which was far more balanced than Cleveland's. LeBron's domination meant that no other Cavalier broke into the double digits in any column, with the exception of Zydrunas Ilgauskas' 13 boards.