A dramatic, disturbing month for the Cavaliers ended with a defensive stop.
LeBron James scored 24 points and turned away Miami’s James Johnson before he could get off a shot in the final seconds as Cleveland began a long stretch without injured All-Star Kevin Love by holding off the Heat 91-89 on Wednesday night.
“I was going downhill against him. I liked what I was doing. The only thing is, he’s LeBron,” Johnson said.
With the Cavs clinging to a two-point lead after Kyle Korver made one of two free throws, the 6-foot-8, 240-pound Johnson drove the right side for a potential game-tying shot, but was stopped in his tracks by James on the baseline. Johnson then fumbled the ball away as the horn sounded.
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