Monday 22nd April 2024,
The Hoop Doctors

LeBron Caps Off Historic Series, Becomes Playoff Steals Leader


Sunday was another memorable day in a career full of them for LeBron James. Especially when it comes to Game 7’s.

He led the Cavaliers to a 105-101 victory over the Pacers in Game 7 of their first round series, with 45 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Your average online sportsbook had the Cavs as a favorite, even though the Pacers were more the fan favorite and many analysts pick to win. But there is just something about Lebron James and Game 7’s that prevented the betting community from giving odds against him.

It was the second most points by a player in a Game 7 in NBA history.

The fact that the Cavaliers survived their series with the Pacers, is a true testament to LeBron’s greatness. It was the first time in his career that he has ever won a playoff series where no other player on his team scored 20 points in a single-game, oh and for more proof of James’s greatness feast on this stat.

LeBron also had four steals in Game 7 and is now the steals leader in NBA Playoff history, passing Scottie Pippen.

Here is where he now ranks in playoffs history for all five major stat categories…

His next test will be even tougher as the Cavaliers take on the top-seeded, 59-win Toronto Raptors in round two.

It will be the first time the Cavaliers have been an underdog in an eastern conference playoffs series since his return to Cleveland in 2014.

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