LeBron James makes a game-winning layup vs the Blazers
LeBron came out firing in the first quarter against the Blazers, attempting a career high 12 shot attempts in the opening quarter, but was mainly shooting blanks with the exception of a few dunks.
The paint is also where James had to make his living against Portland and he hit 11 of his 13 shots, including a game winning layup with 11.4 seconds left in the game, in the painted area.
The paint is also where Birthday boy Chris Bosh came up big by blocking Damian Lillard’s layup on the final play.
“I thought I had a pretty good look at it but Chris Bosh made a great play,” Lillard said of his final shot. “He met it at the top. He went up and got it. I saw him — that’s why I floated it. I didn’t think he would be able to get to it. But he met it at the very top.”
“If you talk it, you back it up,” James said. “That’s what it’s about. We have guys in here that will deliver the words and then go back it up. That was big-time on his part.”
“This game’s about passion,” Bosh said. “As hard as it is during the dog days to muster it up, the spark has to come from somewhere.”