The Philadelphia Eagles and Villanova men’s basketball team each captured championships this year. Now it’s up to the 76ers to keep the trend going.
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If you turned off the Cleveland Cavaliers-Philadelphia 76ers game Friday night, you missed one of the NBA season’s most dramatic comebacks.
The 76ers were running the Cavs out of the Wells Fargo Center, storming out to a 30-point lead in the second quarter. Cleveland went on a 10-3 run at the end of the first half to trim Philadelphia’s lead to 23 heading into the half. That momentum carried over after intermission, and the Cavaliers methodically trimmed the Sixers’ lead to seven by the end of the third quarter and then within a single point in the game’s final seconds.
In the process of that epic comeback, LeBron James posterized the 76ers’ Ersan Ilysova and followed that incredible dunk with a dramatic stare down.
With 1.9 seconds remaining, James went to the free-throw line after being fouled beyond the three-point arch. He made the first to get the Cavs to within two points at 132-130. James missed the second, intentionally missed the third and Larry Nance Jr. just missed a game-tying shot as time expired and the 76ers held on to win one of the best games of the season.
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