Sport Playoff LeBron is back, and he’s as glorious as usual

01:20  16 april  2017
01:20  16 april  2017 Source:   Sportsnaut

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Kevin Love is hurt and may not be back until the playoffs . However, LeBron James remains the best player on the planet, and even if he ’ s playing too many minutes right now, there’s no player who can do what he does.

He ’ s played the 7th-most minutes per game in NBA history, at just under 39 a night. Add another 8,300 or so playoff minutes, including 822 As ABC came back from commercial break, I texted a friend that it killed me to think that the whole world was now watching for this Super LeBron to arrive— as usual

Come on. It's LeBron. © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Come on. It's LeBron.

LeBron James averaged 26.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game this season while shooting 54.8 percent from the field.

And somehow it still kind of felt like he was coasting.

Now the playoffs are here, which means it’s time for LeBron to kick it into high gear. In the first round, his Cavaliers are taking on the Indiana Pacers, a team he has a history of tormenting.

And in Game One on Saturday, LeBron didn’t waste any time getting to it.

BOX SCORE:  CAVALIERS 109, PACERS 108

There was this full-court rush to the basket for a lay-up, during which he looked essentially invincible.

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As usual , it isn’t because of a lack of statistical performance on James’ s part. Yet it’ s not enough, as it seldom has been for LeBron . If he hangs on to his lead this year, James will have been the playoff leader by consensus of these three statistics eight times over his career, tying Michael Jordan for the

LeBron back where he belongs. Comments (0). In 167 career playoff games, LeBron has averaged 42.5 minutes per game. He ' s carried supporting casts worse than this one to the Finals before.

And this beautiful overhand pass to Channing Frye for two points.

And this alley-oop in which took a poor lob and threw down what was basically a no-look reverse.

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