LeBron James will play Game 7 in first round for first time in career
There’s always a first time for everyone in the NBA regardless of how long a player has been around the league. Take for example LeBron James, who is set to play his first-ever Game 7 in a first-round playoffs series in his career.
LeBron James, 15 years in, doesn't experience many "firsts" these days.
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This is after the Cleveland Cavaliers were embarrassed by the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 on Thursday. The Cavs played flat for most of the game and Indiana did not fail to capitalize on Cleveland’s sluggishness. Victor Oladipo put on a show in leading the Pacers to a decisive 121-87 win, as he finished the contest with 28 points on 11-for-19 shooting and added 10 rebounds and 13 assists to take home his first career triple-double in the playoffs.
As for James, he only had 22 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in 31 minutes of action.
Game 7 of the series is scheduled to be played this coming Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where James is going to need to put up a gargantuan effort.
It has been abundantly clear in this series that James will have to take it upon himself if Cleveland is to avert a disaster in the first round. James has been getting barely anything from his teammates in these playoffs. James leads the Cavs in the postseason with 32.7 points while the next leading scorer on the team, Kevin Love, is only producing 11.0 points. Outside of James and Love, no Cavs player is posting double-digit scoring average in the playoffs.
If things don’t change for Cleveland, James could pick up another first this Sunday, as he has yet to be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.