WASHINGTON, May 5 (Ticker) -- Damon Jones made first-year coach Mike Brown look like a genius.

Jones hit a jumper from the left corner with 4.8 seconds remaining to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers into the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 114-113 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards in Game Six of their first-round series.

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All-Star LeBron James collected 32 points, seven rebounds and seven assists as the fourth-seeded Cavaliers won their first playoff series since 1993, setting up a matchup with the two-time defending Eastern Conference champion and top-seeded Detroit Pistons.

Cleveland, which was swept by the Chicago Bulls in its last appearance in the semifinals in 1993, will face Detroit in the postseason for the first time starting Sunday.

Hardly used throughout the series, Jones was inserted into the game for the first time with Cleveland trailing, 113-112, with 14 seconds left and his team inbounding just past half-court.

"During off days when we weren't playing I've been getting my reps up," Jones said. "Just because I wasn't in the rotation, I wasn't going to stop working."

Larry Hughes took the inbounds pass and quickly got the ball to James, who was immediately double-teamed by Jared Jeffries and Gilbert Arenas. Sensing the pressure, James passed the ball on the left sideline to Hughes, who flipped it to Jones for the clutch jumper.

"I was going to either be the hero or the goat," Jones said. "Tonight I was the hero so I'm glad. That's why I'm smiling. I closed the MCI Center down and the place that you guys knew as the Verizon Center is no more."

"Damon Jones has been a professional," Brown said. "He helped us get to where we are. A lot of things that I have done this year, I have done on a gut feeling. Tonight I just had a gut feeling that I wanted to rotate Damon Jones into the lineup for that last possession. He is a pro's pro."

After James won both Games Three and Five with last-second shots, Washington coach Eddie Jordanfelt more than justified in deciding to double the Cleveland star right away.

"We wanted to double-team LeBron James because he had shown that he could beat us 1-on-1, 1-on-2 and sometimes 1-on-3," Jordan said. "We took our chances and Damon Jones hit a shot. I thought we executed our defense right, but this is what happens when you double-team and have a player making a play."

Without any timeouts, the Wizards raced the ball upcourt and got a good look, but Caron Butler's 3-pointer from the right wing hit the front of the rim.

"We left it all out there on the court," Butler said. "We were a play away from winning this series and moving on. It hurts. It's something you have to live with and tip your hat to the other team because they did a great job. This whole series was tough."

Jones' second basket on just three attempts in the series highlighted a huge effort by the Cleveland bench in a game where the organization had normally been snakebitten.

Donyell Marshall scored 28 points, Flip Murray 21 and Anderson Varejao grabbed 10 rebounds as the Cavaliers captured their second road win in a playoff series for the first time in franchise history and improved to 1-4 all-time in Game Sixes.

"I wasn't necessarily shooting the ball well up until this game and I wanted to get some easy buckets," said Marshall, who shot 11-of-15 and grabbed eight rebounds. "My teammates were getting me the ball at the right spot at the right time. I was open and I was in rhythm and able to knock the shots down.

"We have a lot of guys who've been scorers on other teams and guys who can step up on any given night and we showed that tonight."

The play of the bench proved crucial down the stretch as James scored only two points in an 11-1 run that turned a 101-94 deficit with just over two minutes remaining into a 105-102 edge after two free throws by Eric Snow with 14 seconds left.

Marshall started the spurt with one of his four 3-pointers and Murray added a driving layup and two free throws.

Despite his lack of scoring, James still played a big role in the run with a huge play on the defensive end. With the Wizards trying to add to their 102-101 lead, James blocked Antawn Jamison from behind and started a fast break that led to Murray's two free throws.

Cleveland later had a 107-104 advantage in regulation after Murray sank two more free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining. Arenas, who finished with 36 points on 14-of-27 shooting, had the ball stripped out of his hands and out of bounds after racing up the court. However, he caught the ensuing inbounds more than seven feet behind the 3-point line and sank the deep shot to force the overtime.

"He shot it from where the ESPN booth was - where Hubie Brown and those guys were sitting," James said. "It was an unbelievable shot. Gilbert is just an unbelievable player."

In the extra session, James and Arenas exchanged baskets in the opening moments. Eventually, Arenas had a chance to add to a 113-112 lead for Washington with 15 seconds left but missed two free throws.

In between the two misses, James went up to Arenas and had a few words to say to the Washington star.

"If you miss both of those free throws, the game is over," James said he told Arenas.

After missing the second, Arenas went to the bench shaking his head in disbelief.

"They gave us a chance and we didn't capitalize on it," Arenas said. "I had the chance to seal the game with two free throws and missed them both. You live and you learn and that is something I can take into the summer and use as motivation. I will be in plenty of situations and have plenty of opportunities to redeem myself."

Antonio Daniels scored 22 points and Butler added 18 and a career-high 20 rebounds for fifth-seeded Washington, which failed to make its second straight trip to the conference semifinals.