You just knew that LeBron James would find a way to dunk versus the New Orleans Pelicans after sarcastically apologizing for his lack of slams earlier today. The King capped a 17-point third quarter in the best way possible, dribbling down the floor and splitting a high pick-and-roll before rising for a classic tomahawk slam.
UPDATE: Cleveland beat New Orleans 118-111. James scored 32 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished 10 assists for his first-triple double as a Cavalier since 2010. Anthony Davis had a typically dominant night, too, notching 27 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and three blocks. Kyrie Irving and Ryan Anderson aided the MVP candidates with 32 points apiece.
PREVIOUSLY: The dunk gave James 27 points on the night and finished Cleveland’s comeback from a halftime deficit. Are the Cavs we all expected finally here? Perhaps, but there will surely be more growing pains along the way.
For now, though, Cleveland fans are surely heartened by LeBron’s slam – and even more so by the prospect of their team’s first back-to-back wins of the season. But the Cavaliers still have work to do versus Anthony Davis, Ryan Anderson, and company.
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