Did you see the greatest performance of this postseason?
"Unstoppable Baby!" (Source: AP)
LeBron James: 48 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists
Cavaliers 109, Pistons 107 (2OT)
Cavs lead the series 3-2
The boxscore does not tell the whole story. He scored his team's final 25 points on to 29 of his team's final 30 points. Up to this point, this was the most important game of his career, and he stepped up BIG, Oliver Miller big. In Detroit with a hostile environment, he could not and would not be stopped. Determination. Will. Talent. When people said he could be the greatest player in the league, this is the kind of performance they were speaking of. To carry his team in a 4th quarter comeback and then score every point from then on out is simply amazing.
"I...I don't know what to do to stop him" (Source: AP)
I know this is a Warriors site, but when things this big happen you have to write something about it. But I'll be honest, I didn't watch the game. I had no interest in this series or the rest of the playoffs. BUT, I wish I watched this game. I would have suffered through the other 9 Conference Finals games just to get to see this game, this performance. This will go down in the history books as one of the greatest performances ever by an individual. So yes, as a basketball fan, I wish I wasn't out eating dinner when King James decided to devour the Pistons. Maybe I'll actually watch game 6 now.
This is what postseason basketball is all about. Yes, it's about the teams, but it's also about the individuals who rise to the challenge and separate themselves from the rest of the pack. LeBron has done that tonight. During momentous sporting occasions, people remember exactly where they were when that event occurred. Cleveland fans will remember exactly where they were when they watched the masterpiece unfold. People will talk about this performance for many, many years.
LeBron couldn't help but laugh at the Pistons D (Source: AP)
As great a performance, it was only 1 game. That puts the Cavs up 3-2 going home in game 6. It's certainly not over. The Pistons were in the same predicament last year. They were down 2-3 to the Cavs but came back to win the series. So, LeBron better ice his back tonight because he must be tired from carrying the other 11 Cavaliers tonight.
Did you watch the game? Was it as amazing as it sounds? If you didn't watch, do you wish you did?
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