LeBron James' secret skill that makes him so good revealed by expert
- Author: Julie Sanders May 08, 2018,
May 08, 2018, 9:30
The Raptors are going to need a much better effort from DeRozan in Game 4 if they want to stay alive in this series and have a shot at making history - similar to that of a former Cavs squad. This article is to prove that the LeBron James we've seen over the past two series is the best LeBron James we've ever seen and might ever see.
It has been an unbelievable postseason for Cleveland Cavaliers F LeBron James and it went to another level on Saturday Night.
The Raptors rank second in blocks per game (6.1) while the Cavaliers rank 27th (3.8). Taking the inbound, James stalked down the court, drove around the corner, and banked home a buzzer beater that sent the Cleveland crowd into hysterics. Kevin Love and Kyle Korver have both played well in support of James in this series. It's the third season in a row they've been faced with the Cavs in the playoffs, and so far they haven't been able to advance.
That's the epitaph on a series the Raptors will have a hard time forgetting, no matter how hard they try. A 59-win season, the No. 1 seed in the East and a culture reset have given Dwane Casey a strong case to win Coach of the Year.
Derozan has yet to sink a three-point shot in the series in only nine attempts, despite respectable 22 and 24 point outings in Games 1 and 2, respectively.
You just don't expect it to go down like that.
"All three games have presented different plays that would have to be done at certain points of the game to get over the hump", swingman C.J. Miles said before the shootaround. "But you choose to be a warrior".
I think we've seen enough jabs at the expense of Toronto however, this SNL sketch about the Cavs is absolutely hilarious and extremely accurate. Whatever narrative comes out of that, you know, people choose to write or talk about, let them do it.
DeRozan's response- DeMar DeRozan had an extremely disappointing Game 3. "Realize how big it is in this moment to get a victory".
James, though, will certainly have something to say about that.
James finished with 38 points, seven assists, six rebounds and one ice-cold game-winner. "He just did what we needed to do to accomplish what we needed to accomplish". We'll probably have our same lineup and some of our same coverages. You've got to rumble.
"Maybe we could have doubled him or made him go right", Lowry said. Sit back and enjoy the man he has become, one who has launched an initiative to send so many young people to college for free. And it showed real grit in mounting one comeback after another, only to have James and the Cavs push them back.