Sometimes LeBron James just has “one of those games” and there’s really nothing you can do about it.

He certainly had a night to remember during Thursday’s Game 3 between the Cavaliers and Pacers, and Monta Ellis knew better than to get in his way.

As LeBron was bringing the Cavs back from a 26-point deficit, he got the ball on a two-on-one fast break. Kyle Korver ran to the corner and Ellis, the lone defender, had to choose between heading to the corner to cover Korver or sticking with LeBron and trying to make a play on the ball.

Normally the defender is taught to stay with the ball, but … you know … LeBron. Teague cleared the way, making room for one of the best dunks of the playoffs so far.

Ellis was roasted by social media (rightfully so), but he likely had the memory of
Tristan Thompson being posterized by Myles Turner
 earlier in the game fresh on his mind.

Oh, Monta … looks like you’ll be going down as a Pacers legend after all.

Adding insult to injury is the fact that the Cavs came back to win the game, 119-114, while James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.

Things are looking pretty bleak in Indiana, facing a 3-0 deficit to the defending champs.


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