LeBron James put in two go-ahead shots for the Miami Heat in Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers, the second one dropping in at the buzzer and giving the Heat the 103-102 win, sending Twitter into a frenzy.
In all, LeBron finished up with 30 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, three blocks and one buzzer-beater to start off the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night.
LeBron James is the 1st player with at least 26 Pts, 10 Ast, 10 Reb & 3 Blk in a playoff game since Ralph Sampson in 1986.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 23, 2013
As Dwyane Wade fouled Paul George on a three-pointer attempt with just over two seconds to go in overtime, it seemed as if the Pacers had the game in hand.
George hit all three freebies to put the Pacers up by a point, and the visitors just needed one final stop to nab home-court advantage away from the Heat.
ONIONS!!!!!!!!! Phenomenal game. PG making the leap...
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 23, 2013
Fans are leaving.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) May 23, 2013
Of course, 2.2 seconds is always too much time when you've got a guy like LeBron James on the court. Heat fans should know to stay in their seats.
LeBron got the ball at the top of the key, just barely got the corner on George, and...well you know the rest.
LEBRONATHON— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) May 23, 2013
"Hey, remember when you guys thought I wasn't clutch?"— Adam Fromal (@fromal09) May 23, 2013
LeBron: "Paul, you may have arrived, but I've done been here."— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 23, 2013
Of course, the biggest issue that almost everybody on the planet knows is that a particular gigantic man who plays tremendous defense wasn't on the court to protect the rim.
The Indiana Pacers really are in desperate need of defensive-minded center with length.— Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) May 23, 2013
Know who might've helped there on that contest? That 7-2 guy sitting on your bench, Frank.— Royce Young (@dailythunder) May 23, 2013
Why take Hibbert out? Why take Hibbert out? Why take Hibbert out? Why take Hibbert out? Why take Hibbert out? Why take Hibbert out?— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 23, 2013
Of course, always the team player, LeBron spread the credit around in the postgame interview.
LeBron immortalizes Chris Andersen's "Spirit of Basketball."— Bethlehem Shoals (@freedarko) May 23, 2013
Regardless of who won the game, there's one thing that's obvious after such a game: basketball is super fun.
Not sure who deserved to win that game but it was fun to watch!— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) May 23, 2013
You know what's been awesome? The past 28 hours of basketball.
— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) May 23, 2013
Sucks that today’s world won’t let us kick back and marvel at LeBron the way we should.— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) May 23, 2013
Hopefully we can get six more games exactly like this one, Indiana getting the upper-hand in a few and the Heat getting the upper-hand in a few.
These two teams know how to put on a show, and that LeBron James character is certainly good at basketball.