CLEVELAND, United States – Cleveland's LeBron James delivered a spectacular two-handed slam dunk usually reserved for the NBA All-Star Game contest in the early moments of Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, June 6 (Thursday, June 7 in Manila).
While it aroused a tremendous roar from the sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena, the monster backboard-bank shot slam dunk wasn't enough for the Cavaliers to overcome defending champion Golden State.
The Warriors won 110-102 to seize a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-7 series entering Game 4 Friday in Cleveland.
. @KingJames went off the backboard to himself! #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/slT5pvOKtr — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 7, 2018
James set an early tone barely two minutes into the contest with an amazing dunk with an assist from the backboard.
The 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player pump faked Golden State forward JaVale McGee and tossed the ball off the backboard from the free throw line.
James leaped into the air, grabbed his own rebound and slammed the ball into the cylinder for a massive dunk as the home crowd erupted.
He finished with 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists, his 10th Finals triple-double to set a new all-time best record.
LeBron James with an INCREDIBLE off-the-backboard alley-oop to himself in Q1... we're pretty sure we've seen him do that before... #WhateverItTakes #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/IO7leawiSM — NBA UK (@NBAUK) June 7, 2018