On a day dominated by trades and other off-the-court news, the Denver Nuggets and the Cleveland Cavaliers proved they didn’t forget what the best of the NBA is really all about. It’s about superstars, contending teams, fantastic games that go down to the final shot. Such was the case Thursday night in Cleveland, when All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony buried a game-winning basket with 1.9 seconds left in overtime to lift the Nuggets to a 118-116 victory. And it was a basket that came over the outstretched arms of All-Star forward LeBron James. James had his triple-double by the end of regulation, and became the first NBA player with at least 43 points, 13 rebounds, 15 assists, two steals and four blocks, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. You couldn’t have written a better script for two teams that were playing their first game after the All-Star break, not to mention two teams that are trying to prove they can win a title. And the stars couldn’t have shined any brighter.
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