LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James persevered by an injured ankle, an enormous first-half deficit and being poked within the eye late within the fourth quarter so as to add one other spotlight to his spectacular resume.
James made a protracted, go-ahead 3-pointer with 58.2 seconds remaining, rallying the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors in a Western Convention play-in event sport Wednesday night time.
“After the finger to the attention, I used to be seeing three rims and shot on the center one. By grace, I used to be capable of knock it down,” mentioned James, who completed with 22 factors, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his sixth triple-double of the season. “I have been poked within the eye earlier than.
“It will be sore tonight and tomorrow, however we received a big-time win.”
James was poked by Draymond Inexperienced whereas driving to the basket with 2:07 remaining. However he made the most important shot when the defending NBA champions wanted it probably the most. His 34-foot, 3-pointer over Stephen Curry because the shot clock was winding down is his longest make of the season. In response to ESPN Stats and Info, additionally it is the longest go-ahead shot within the closing 3 minutes of any sport in his profession.
“He proved why he’s the perfect participant on the earth. Simply add it to the listing of nice performs and accomplishments,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel mentioned.