Lebron’s Buzzer Beater
Can you believe it was five years ago? It seems like yesterday when Lebron drained the last-second three to win game two in the 2009 Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic. The Cavaliers had previously swept Detroit and Atlanta to get to the Eastern Conference Final.
After losing a close game one by a score of 107-106, the Cavs had to come back strong in game two. The Cavs held a big lead for the whole first half. Their highest lead was 23, and went into the break up by 12.
In the second half, Hedo Turkoglu started to heat up for Orlando.
Turkoglu drove to the lane and hit a 10-footer with one second remaining. Cavs trail by 2. You would think this game was just about over. The Cavs called a timeout and advanced the ball to the other side of the court. They had one last chance.
Mo Williams was the inbounder for this play. After a little hesitation move by Lebron, he jumped out the the center of the arc. Williams inbounded it to James. Lebron took a fadeaway shot and won the game! The entire crowd of more than 20,000 went insane.
That game knotted the series at 1. Unfortunately, the Magic won the series in 6 games.
I hope one day that same feeling will be back at the Q.
-Ryan Hite, find me on Twitter @CST_ryanhite