James Makes First Winning Shot for HEAT
(LeBron) James made a left-handed layup with 3.2 seconds left Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena to give the Heat a 97-96 victory over the Orlando Magic and extend their team-record winning streak to 16 games. James then took a trip down memory lane when asked about driving to the bucket and using his off hand.
It was the first game-winning shot by James in the final five seconds in his three Miami seasons and first one overall since 2009. The last one also was against Orlando, with James drilling a dramatic 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 96-95 Cleveland win in Game 2 of that spring’s Eastern Conference finals.
The last time it had happened in the regular season was James hitting a jumper at the buzzer for a 106-105 win by the Cavaliers on Jan. 23, 2009 at Golden State.