On a seemingly daily basis LeBron James reaches some historical milestone for his legendary NBA career and did so again on Sunday in Game 1 of the Cavaliers series with Pacers by passing Michael Jordan for the 2nd most field goals made in NBA Playoff history.
There was some other significance to Sunday’s game in LeBron’s postseason lore, but it wasn’t as positive: LeBron suffered his first loss in the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs since 2012.
LeBron James finished the game against the #Pacers 0-7 on shots outside of the restricted area as he loses a game in the 1st round of the playoffs for the first time since 2012, snapping a 21-game winning streak pic.twitter.com/QZ9ikAZYDJ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 16, 2018
LeBron had won an incredible 21 straight 1st round playoff games as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, with his last loss coming as a member to the Knicks in game four of the 1st round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, that feels weird to type.
In his 15-year NBA career, LeBron is now 48-8 in the 1st round of the NBA Playoffs which is mind-boggling. He actually fell to third in all-time winning percentage, now at .857 behind James Worthy (.867) and Magic Johnson (.862), courtesy of Sports Illustrated.
This isn’t LeBron’s first time being down in a series and he doesn’t seemed to concerned at the moment…
LeBron is still confident. pic.twitter.com/MsXNcW5Jkx
— ESPN (@espn) April 16, 2018
The Cavaliers have a few days to figure it out before Game 2 at home on Wednesday.