LeBron Watch 2017 - Issue 9
It took a historic, record-setting effort but finally, LeBron James and the Cavaliers put together a winning 48 minutes in the NBA Finals.
Between LeBron’s historic night and the Cavaliers all-time scoring performance, the Cavaliers were able to use a 137 point effort to hand the Warriors their first loss of the 2017 postseason. With the series heading back to Oakland for Game 5, we are in the exact same place we were a year ago with the series at 3-1 in favor of Golden State.
In Game 4, LeBron James once again put forth a masterpiece posting 31 PTS, 10 REB and 11 AST while shooting 50% from the field. It wasn’t just LeBron, however, that came to play. The Cavaliers put together one of the most historically great Finals games of all time and were able to break the following records:
The most points scored by a team in a quarter during the NBA Finals (49)
The most points scored by a team in a half during the NBA Finals (86)
The most 3-point field goals by a team in a half during the NBA Finals (13)
The most 3-point field goals by a team in a game during the NBA Finals (24)
The most combined points scored in a half (by both teams) during the NBA Finals (154)
The most points scored by a team in a half in the NBA Playoffs (86)
Of course, this wouldn’t be LeBron Watch 2017 if we didn’t discuss the history set by King James during his most recent playoff appearance. In Game 4, LeBron was able to:
Pass Michael Jordan to become the all-time leader in free-throws made during the NBA Playoffs
Pass Michael Jordan to become 3rd all-time in points scored during the NBA Finals
Pass Elgin Baylor to become 4th all-time in field goals made during the NBA Finals
Pass Kobe Bryant to become 13th all-time in free-throws made during the NBA Finals
Game 5 takes place on Monday night at 9:00pm EST, where the Cavaliers look to steal a game on the road in Oakland.
LeBron Fact: In the 2016 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors blew the 3-1 lead that they held over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The comeback was highlighted by a historical Finals performance by LeBron James who was 31 years old at the time.
NBA Playoff & Finals Career Leader Boards