Coach Ty Lue says he's not concerned about LeBron James for Sunday night's Game 7.
Advice: Really going out on a limb there, coach Lue. Kidding aside, there's been some talk about LeBron being tired before Friday, but all those concerns were put to bed after an epic performance. The over/under on LeBron's minutes tomorrow is probably 47.5 with Kevin Love now out. LeBron likely would've played all but 57 seconds last night, but the game got to garbage time to keep him out for the final 57 seconds.
LeBron James scored 46 points Friday on 17-of-33 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 109-99. James grabbed 11 rebounds and had nine assists, tallying a plus-minus of +15 in his 46:06 of playing time. He added one block and three steals. James went 5 of 7 from behind the arc.
LeBron James displayed his greatness again during a Game 6 109-99 win in Cleveland on Friday, scoring 46 points with 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals, one block and five 3-pointers in 46 minutes.
Advice: GOAT? Make that his 13th playoff game with at least a 40/10/5 line in his career, which is way more than anyone else in the last 50 years (Michael Jordan had four, per basketballreference.com). He's also been unreal in elimination games with either a 40-point game or a triple-double in each of his last seven of such games. LeBron did tweak his lower right leg after Larry Nance fell on him, but James stayed in the game because he's LeBron James. He hasn't missed any of his 234 playoff games in his career, and now he'll be playing in his 100th game of the season on Sunday. We're going to Game 7, baby.
James was unanimously selected to the All-NBA first team for a record 12th time Thursday.
Advice: James passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone with the 12th first-team selection of his 15-year career. He also was a second-team selection twice.
LeBron James scored 26 points Wednesday, going 11 of 22 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Boston Celtics 96-83. James grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out five assists, tallying a plus-minus of -11 in his 39:16 of playing time. He added one steal. James went 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
LeBron James scored 26 points (11-of-22 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with 10 rebounds and five assists, but also had six turnovers in the Cavaliers 96-83 Game 5 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday.
Advice: This was a forgettable game by LeBron's standards, the game was never really close or highly competitive after the first quarter and he seemed to lack his normal fire. Head coach Ty Lue said about LeBron, "He looked a little tired to me, yes." The King will have to shake off his lack of energy or his seven-year Finals streak will come to an end. Expect LeBron to bring it and have one of his signature elimination games on Friday.
LeBron James scored 44 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and a steal but also had seven turnovers in Cleveland’s 111-102 victory over Boston on Monday.
Advice: LeBron with another 40-plus point night, what’s new? This is his sixth 40-plus game of these playoffs, the most since Allen Iverson in 2001. However, his three assists were a low for these playoffs. Regardless, The King dominated this game shooting 17-of-28 from the field and has made this a series again. Even with Boston being 9-0 at home in the playoffs, LeBron in the late stages of the Eastern Conference Finals is enough to make any team a little nervous.
LeBron James scored 44 points Monday, going 17 of 28 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Boston Celtics 111-102. James grabbed five rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +9 in his 41:53 of playing time. He added two steals. James went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
LeBron James scored 27 points Saturday on 8-of-12 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Boston Celtics 116-86. James grabbed five rebounds and dished out 12 assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +31 in his 37:30 on the floor. He added two blocks and two steals. James went 3 of 3 from 3-point range.
LeBron James made 8-of-12 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for 27 points during an easy 116-86 Game 3 victory over the Celtics on Saturday, adding five rebounds, 12 assists, two steals, two blocks and two steals in 38 minutes.
Advice: The Cavs had a double-digit lead for 42 minutes during this wire-to-wire victory, but LeBron stayed in the game until 6:49 with the Cavs up 30 -- their biggest lead of the night. He's never been down 0-3 in a playoff series and that's still true after the Cavs were run out of Boston to start this series. LeBron cited the defense in this win, but he didn't mention that the Celtics weren't as locked in as they were in the first two. The Celtics still haven't lost a postseason game at home in these playoffs, so the Cavs will have some work to do even if they can hold serve at The Q on Monday.