Summary of “The Cavaliers Wasted LeBron’s Finals Masterpiece”

In the moments after the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 87-79 on Sunday to advance to the NBA Finals, LeBron James was asked about leading this collection of teammates to basketball’s biggest stage.
LeBron squeezed as hard as he possibly could in Game 1 of the Finals against the Warriors on Thursday night, dropping 51 points on a 69.2 true shooting percentage to go with eight assists and eight rebounds.
It’ll be remembered largely for the wrong reason: LeBron’s 51 points are the most a player has ever scored as part of his team’s Finals loss.
By plays being “Taken away,” LeBron is referencing both missed calls-like when James cleanly stripped Kevin Durant but was whistled for a foul-and non-calls-like when LeBron got hacked on a drive midway through the fourth quarter but the action was allowed to continue.
Love logged 21 points, but shot only 1-for-8 from deep and missed countless open shots after LeBron had drawn attention from multiple Warriors and found him in space.
A deliberate approach and a LeBron masterpiece put the Cavs in position to win until the J.R. Smith debacle happened.
So the Cavs began to run more stagnant isolations because they had nowhere else to turn, and it worked, because the Cavaliers have LeBron James.
As Smith faced the music from a scrum of reporters, LeBron sat at his locker in deep thought; he may have been wondering if the Cavaliers have any more juice left to squeeze.

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