Friday, 25 May, 2018

LeBron James dominates yet another postseason series

Whomst will it Whomst will it
Eugene Bates | 02 May, 2018, 01:50

Pippen had 395 steals in 208 postseason games. But this year, both teams come into the Second Round with some lumps from a tough initial matchup. Cleveland never fixed those, and would do well to solve them for this Eastern Conference semifinal against the Toronto Raptors which starts tonight.But it's how the Cavs reacted after those collapses that has James encouraged."In Game 3, in the third quarter, they pretty much just took the game over and stole it from us", James said on Tuesday, speaking of the Pacers. But entering the playoffs, despite the lackluster year, they were very confident. Like I said, we're gonna have different looks, different approaches to how to guard to him, to guard their team.

The Raptors should be much better rested as they finished off the Wizards on Friday in Game 6, 102-92 - the first road team to win in the series.

James has hit 67% of his shots when posting up and has also gotten to the free-throw line a ton, but the Raptors might prefer making him earn it in the post, instead of creating open three-point opportunities.

Unwilling to sit despite battling leg cramps in the second half, James scored 45 points and got some much-needed help from his teammates in Game 7 to stay unbeaten in the opening round of the National Basketball Association playoffs, leading the Cavaliers to a 105-101 win on Sunday over the Indiana Pacers, who pushed the game's best player to the breaking point.

James is now averaging 54.8 FanDuel points per game this season. James's teammates, through the first six games of the series, had combined to post a P.E.R. of 9.0, which would represent the lowest combined P.E.R. for one of James's supporting casts in his 42 career playoff series. In a Game 5 that would have gone to overtime, LeBron James took it upon himself to rewrite his postseason destiny, and change the course of a season that could have ended in complete shambles.

IN has looked just as good, if not better, than the Cavaliers for most of this series. This group of Cavaliers probably can't stop DeMar DeRozan, Kyle Lowry, and Co. from piling up points. After missing most of the first round with a shoulder injury, VanVleet is back healthy, and the Raptors are at full strength. But can the Raptors finally prove that they're not just a good regular season team?

In other words: If that sample is any indication, Anunoby is the best the Raptors have. LeBron James got his 26 points, but only had 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and was -22. Cleveland was a plus-34 on 3s during the conference semifinals past year. This year though no one seem capable to help take the pressure off him.

The Raptors have been building toward this moment for years. "But there's certain things we want to do to make him expend some more energy and there's a variety of ways we can do that", Casey said. But Toronto's second unit was even better - finishing fourth overall at 41.8 ppg (first in the league after January 1 at 44.3). The big concern for coach Tyronn Lue is this: does Cleveland have enough quality secondary scoring and depth to deal with the Raptors? The Cleveland Cavaliers have swatted them from the playoffs in each of the last two postseasons.

Harden, who also had seven assists and eight rebounds, picked up where he left off in the regular season against the Jazz when he averaged 34.3 points, led by a 56-point performance in a 137-110 win in November.

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