LeBron James met the Spurs for the first time since last season's NBA Finals. Unfortunately for James, the result was the same.
Worse for him, James let the game slip from his fingers in the final seconds.
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LBJ lost his dribble at midcourt while preparing for a tying/winning shot, and San Antonio held on for a 92-90 win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Wednesday.
"I felt like I could get to the rim probably, or either get a shot for myself or my teammates. Maybe I was thinking too much because I left the ball behind me," James said, according to Cleveland.com.
James' showdown with the Spurs (who did not rest anyone, by the way) was just one of several games Wednesday that featured players and coaches taking on familiar foes:
Bucks at Nets: Bucks coach Jason Kidd came back to Brooklyn months after bailing on the Nets for more power in Milwaukee. The fans at Barclays Center were not in a welcoming mood. They had plenty of time to tell him how they felt, too, because the game went into triple overtime. Why did the game need three OTs? Well, here's a really big reason. In the end, Kidd got the last word thanks to a 122-118 Milwaukee victory.
Lakers at Rockets: Jeremy Lin returned to Houston, and he didn't even have to worry about Dwight Howard blocking his shot. Howard sat out the game with a knee injury. D12 then watched Kobe Bryant do his thing in the fourth quarter and lead LA to a 98-92 victory.
Hornets at Pacers: Lance Stephenson played in Indiana for the first time since signing with Charlotte. It did not end well for him.
Grizzlies at Raptors: Vince Carter was back in Toronto for his now-annual visit. The Raptors produced a tribute video. Vince cried.
Clippers at Magic: J.J. Redick was in OrlanZZZZZZZ.