Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: James Hits Game-Winner for Cavaliers in Overtime

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NBA: James Hits Game-Winner for Cavaliers in Overtime

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LeBron James hit a jumper over Jimmy Butler at the buzzer in overtime, giving the host Cleveland Cavaliers a 140-138 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Moments after James blocked Butler's potential game-winning shot with 1.3 seconds left, he caught a long pass from Jeff Green, created some space from Butler near the foul line and sank his fade-away shot to end Cleveland's eight-game losing streak on national television.

James finished with 37 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds.

Butler scored 35, and Karl-Anthony Towns 30 for the Timberwolves, who were in position to win in OT before James came to Cleveland's rescue.

Pacers-Pelicans rained out * The NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans has been postponed after nearly two-hour delay because of a roof leak that briefly allowed rain water to puddle near one of the foul lines. …

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