LeBron Watch 2017 - Issue 2
There is only one word in the English language that truly describes the Cleveland Cavaliers performance in last night’s Game 2 victory over the Boston Celtics…
During the second minute of the first quarter, Kyrie Irving scored a spinning hook shot to give the Cavs a 2-0 lead. The Cavaliers would hold the lead for the entire game and go on to win 130-86, reaching seven postseason records in the process.
Last night marked:
The largest win in LeBron’s NBA career
The largest halftime lead in NBA Playoff history
The largest playoff win in Cleveland Cavaliers history
The largest Eastern Conference Finals win in NBA history
The worst home loss in Boston Celtics history
The worst loss by a Number 1 seed in NBA Playoff history
The most consecutive victories in NBA Playoff history (13, tied with ’89 Lakers)
LeBron James posted a typically great line of 30 PTS, 4 REB, 7 AST, 4 STL, and 3 BLK, shooting 67% from the field and 67% from the 3-point line.
With those 4 steals, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for second all-time in total playoffs steals. Now only Scottie Pippen has more steals in the playoffs than James (see below for more career statistics).
LeBron has also now scored 30+ points in 8 straight playoffs games, becoming the first player to do than since Michael Jordan. He is now only 3 games away from tying Elgin Baylor's all-time record of 11 straight 30+ point games.
The series heads to Cleveland for Game 3 on Sunday May 21st, but it looks as though the series is over already.
LeBron Facts: LeBron James has the all-time highest scoring average in NBA Playoff Game 7 history with 33.2 PPG and is the all-time highest scorer in elimination games with 32.8 PPG.
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