LeBron James and the Miami Heat Are a Walking Epic Poem: Miami Overcomes 27-Point Deficit to Win 24th Straight
In that time, the Heat overcame a 67-40 deficit -- the largest hole it's found itself in this year -- with 7:44 left in the third quarter.
Led by a flurry of threes from Battier, AKA The Professor, AKA The Horsetronaut, Miami went on an unheard-of 43-12 run, capped off by LeBron James flushing down not one, not two, but three threes, which he ended by standing at center court and defiantly nodding at exasperated Cavs fans as if to exclaim, "LOOK UPON MY WORKS, OHIO, AND DESPAIR."
By the time the three-point barrage was over and the carnage had subsided with a Cavaliers timeout, the Heat held a four-point lead.
Entering the fourth, the Cavs had one last gasp of fight left in them, but you just knew it was hopeless.
The sheer ridiculousness that was this game heralded the message: This one was over, and the Heat were now only nine games away from meeting the 1971-72 Lakers on top of HOLYFUCKTHAT'SANASSLOADOFCONSECUTIVEWINS Mountain.
LeBron James was pure devastation -- crashing the boards for 12 rebounds while dishing out ten assists and scoring 25 points. A triple-double for the Human Triple-Double.
James singlehandedly brought the ruination of the Cavs' hopes in the fourth quarter, accounting for 22 of the Heat's 30 final period points, which included 14 points on his own while dishing out eight assists to teammates like Mario Chalmers and Jesus Shuttlesworth.
Final score: Heat 98 - Cavaliers 95.
"This was one of the most bizarre, unique days of my life with everything that happened," said James afterward.
"It also was one of the best comebacks I've ever been a part of."
Simply put, LeBron James, and this insane winning streak by the Miami Heat, is a walking epic poem.
As Homer himself once wrote:
Sing, O goddess, the anger of LeBron son of Akron, that brought countless ills upon the NBA during this winning streak that has reached 24 games...
Many a brave soul did the Cobradick send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures,
Including the Cleveland Cavaliers, whence he once came; They who had an insurmountable lead on LeBron's Heat but were at once consumed in a cataclysm of fire and Cobradick
The roaring seas and many a dark range of mountains and a 27-point deficit lay between the Heat and their 24th straight victory.
What god drove the Heat to fight with such a fury?
LeBron Raymone James;
He who knocks against the stars, and plunges basketballs into rims from above and afar
And, as Cleveland held on to their impossible lead, and the world wrote off the Heat's winning streak and called it to end on this night,
LeBron cleaved the earth,
The ground burst into flames,
Mountains blazed; clouds evaporated,
Crazy-ass fans ran onto the court,
The lead perished,
LeBron knocked down three three-pointers in a row, did the Nick Van Exel dance,
And Cleveland was reduced to ashes.