LeBron hits game-winner, gives Cavs confidence as they head to Atlanta

9:09 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 Sports
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November 30, 2017 Atlanta: Cavaliers LeBron James works against Hawks Ersan Ilyasova during the second half in a NBA basketball game on Thursday, November 30, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Look out, Atlanta.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed to Philips Arena after taking the first step in figuring out where they’ve gone wrong over the past two months.

In overtime of Wednesday’s matchup with the Minnesota Timberwolves, LeBron James blocked Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler 's jump shot with 1.3 seconds left and the game tied at 138. On the inbound, James, covered by Butler, was passed the ball at the free throw line on the other side of the floor and sank the game-winning shot with 0.4 seconds left.

James finished the 140-138 win shooting 16-of-22 from the field and 5-of-7 from three for a game-high 37 points along with 15 assists and 10 rebounds.

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