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"Wouldn't It Be Amazing If LeBron Saved Our Season?"

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Remember those days when the Cavaliers weren't going to lose before the NBA Finals? It looked like Cleveland had finally gotten back on track — can you get back on track after one loss? — last night against Orlando in the first half, but then it just about blew the game when Hedo Turkoglu swished a 15-foot runner with 1.0 seconds left.

Ballgame, Magic. We're headed to Orlando!

All of the sad, young, LeBron-loving men were on the verge of tears until... well, you know.

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And that slow motion, black-and-white video was only topped in melodrama by the lede from the AP game story:

Michael Jordan no longer has the most famous buzzer-beater in Cleveland sports history.

The Shot has been topped.

LeBron James made one better.

But yeah, it was pretty cool. Amazing, even. And now we have a series.

LeBron James 3-pointer For The Win [Sad Fans]
James' dramatic buzzer-beater drops Magic [ESPN]

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Good Saturday morning. Big sports day today: NBA and NHL playoffs, MLB interleagues, Duke Lacrosse! Yeah, the intern's got the keys to this place today, and I'm taking it for a joyride. Buckle up for some hoodrat things. Here's to hoping nothing breaks.

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