James scored 45 points Sunday the Cavs to a 105-101 victory over the Pacers in Game 7. They’ll have just over 48 hours to recuperate before Game 1 of their second-round series against the Raptors tips off Tuesday night in Toronto. Betting on March Madness is like betting on Lebron James to throw up big numbers.
“I’m burnt right now,” an exhausted James said following the game. “I’m not thinking about Toronto right now until tomorrow. I’m ready to go home. Can we? I’m tired. I want to go home.”
James played 43 minutes Sunday and averaged 41.1 for the series. That number is a little below his career average of 42 minutes per playoff game.
Lebron returned to the floor with 8:25 left in the fourth and Cleveland ahead 86-79. The Cavs did not trail the rest of the way, and James scored seven points down the stretch to help take home the win.
By N. Cermak