LeBron James is facing his fifth NBA Finals elimination game in the last two years, and if he’s to win another NBA Championship, he’s going to have to win another three in the next week. With his team down 0-3, James put up 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists on Friday night to force a Game 5 Monday night while his teammate Kyrie Irving poured in 40 points.
With another tremendous performance by James in an elimination games, the ever-active NBA fans on Reddit did their digging to find out just how James has done in elimination games. According to r/nba user BearsNecessity, James is 9-2 in his last 11 playoff elimination games, averaging an outstanding 34.5 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 7.0 assists in those 11 games. James is also 6-2 in his last eight NBA Finals elimination games, averaging 34 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 8.6 assists in those games.
James and the Cavs will have a daunting task on Monday night in taking down a healthy Warriors team with a Kevin Durant that is absolutely rolling right now having scored 30+ points in all four games and is averaging 34.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, two blocks, and one steal per game on 52.3 percent shooting.