LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were not about to lose Tuesday night’s overtime grind out against the Bucks. In case you missed it, the Cavs two “rocket launchers” in James and Irving combined for 62 points to lead the Cavs to the back-to-back series advantage with Milwaukee. In the end, it was James who seized the moment with the play of a game from daringly deep.
LeBron from WAY downtown…@cavs take the lead in overtime! #LeaguePassAlertpic.twitter.com/UrApf22RBW
— NBA (@NBA) December 21, 2016
Happy with the win, but concerns grow as the Cavs lost J.R. Smith Tuesday due to a right thumb injury, merely hours after Kevin Love was rested out of caution. James played 48 out of the possible 53 minutes against the Bucks, extending his December playing time average to first in the league. Perhaps it would be wise if he sat tomorrow’s rematch.