James Has Late Chances, but Cavaliers Fall Again
Source LA TIMES.COM
The AP writes: “LeBron James missed a free throw with six-tenths of a second left and Alan Henderson’s tip-in bounced out at the buzzer, leaving the Nuggets to celebrate a 90-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night at Denver.
James finished with 24 points, but the Cavaliers lost their fifth straight, including the first four on their Western trip. Carmelo Anthony and Earl Boykins led the Nuggets with 17 points apiece.
Anthony drove past Ira Newble for a dunk that gave Denver an 89-87 lead with 21 seconds left. He then fouled Sasha Pavlovic with 11 seconds left.
Pavlovic missed both shots, but Eric Snow got the rebound. Eduardo Najera stole the ball under the basket and was fouled by Snow with 4.6 seconds left.
With a chance to seal it, Najera made his first shot but missed his second, leaving the Cavaliers down, 90-87, with a chance to send the game into overtime with a three-point basket.
Andre Miller fouled James before he could set up for a three-pointer, and James made his first shot, then purposefully misfired his second and grabbed his own rebound while getting fouled by Kenyon Martin. James made the first shot to make it 90-89, then missed his second. For complete Box Scores CLICK HERE.