Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James appeared like he was Tyus Jones’ older brother taking part in ball within the driveway with an enormous block on the Minnesota Timberwolves guard.
The play occurred with about 5:30 remaining within the first half Monday on the Goal Middle in Minneapolis. Jeff Inexperienced misplaced the ball on a Cavaliers possession, placing the Timberwolves in transition. Jones dribbled down the left aspect of the court docket, along with his eyes set on a coast-to-coast bucket.
He had a two-on-one going with teammate Jimmy Butler. Sadly for Jones, the defender was King James.
Jones took flight for a left handed end, however his smooth method was no match for James. The Cavaliers ahead swatted the ball along with his proper hand, sending it into the seats.
However Jones would have the final chuckle. The Timberwolves guard bought his rating a couple of minutes later when Jones led the break in transition. He acquired a go, however made sufficient area between himself and James to dunk the ball safely on the opposite finish.
James scored simply 10 factors and had eight rebounds and 5 assists within the loss.
He additionally recorded the worst plus-minus of his profession.
“I do not care about no [expletive] plus-minus,” James advised reporters, in response to Cleveland.com. “I’ve received a sport and had a nasty plus-minus earlier than so what does that matter. I do not give a [expletive] about no [expletive] plus-minus.”
Jones scored six factors and had eight assists for the Timberwolves. Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 25 factors.
“They put a very good one on us. We had some actually beauty to start out the sport,” James advised reporters, in response to Fox Sports activities Ohio. “[They] jumped out to a 20-Four lead and we bought it to 14 on the finish of the primary however we did not get any nearer than that.”