In what Steve Buckhantz called “one of the best regular season games” he’s ever seen, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Washington Wizards 140-135 in overtime, snapping Washington’s 17-game home winning streak.
With three seconds left and the Cavaliers down 120-117, LeBron James caught a three-quarters of the court inbounds pass and nailed a fadeaway three over Bradley Beal, while Caps owner Ted Leonsis looked on. In overtime, Kyrie Irving nailed another three over Beal to seal the win for the defending champions. Capitals’ skaters John Carlson, Brooks Orpik, and Andre Burakovsky were all in attendance during their off day to support the Wizards.
First, I have to show you these highlights. Checkout LeBron’s three. It’s insanity.
— NBA (@NBA) February 7, 2017
Bradley Beal’s face says it all.
Bradley Beal's reaction to LeBron's miracle bank 3: priceless. pic.twitter.com/buv2epEZUC
— AGENT OF NBA CHAOS (@World_Wide_Wob) February 7, 2017
So does Ted’s.
Bruh look at ted 😂 pic.twitter.com/R1gKJ4mvFh
— CarolB (@its_carolxo) February 7, 2017
And finally, here’s Kyrie Irving’s dagger in overtime.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) February 7, 2017
Earlier in the evening, Burakovsky first revealed he was going to the game after posing for a photo with Andreas Öhgren, Nicklas Backstrom’s personal trainer.
Burakovsky also posted several videos in an Instagram Story.
He got really excited.
— andre burakovsky (@andreburakovsky) February 7, 2017
Meanwhile, Carlson and Orpik posed for a picture for the Wizards Twitter account.
— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) February 7, 2017
Finally, there was one last special Capitals-related guest. Talented stickhandler from the UAE Fatima Al Ali, who the Caps flew in for Hockey Is For Everyone month, sat courtside as well.
— MonumentalSportsNet (@MonSportsNet) February 8, 2017
Headline image: @WashWizards
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