Mo Williams’ Bomb: Can a Single Shot Turn Around the Cavaliers’ Season?

December 15th, 2009 by Tom Delamater Leave a reply »
A funny thing happened on the way to an Oklahoma City comeback against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.

With his team leading 91-87 late in the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers' Mo Williams tracked down a loose ball in the backcourt, turned and set his feet, and unleashed a halfcourt shot that swished through the net as the shot clock expired.

The improbable toss gave Cleveland its largest lead of the game and silenced the Thunder for good. Oklahoma City didn’t score for another three-and-a-half minutes, and tallied just two more points the rest of the game as the Cavs raced to a 102-89 victory.

Williams’ bomb came as no surprise to LeBron James.

“He practices with me every day on (those) half court shots, and sometimes it pays off,” said James. “That was a huge shot.”

That it came on the heels of a trademark James scoring run added insult to injury for the Thunder. After Oklahoma City led throughout the game, James rattled off Cleveland’s final 10 points of the third quarter, including three three-pointers, to tie the score at 78 going into the fourth.

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