Appreciating LeBron’s Postseason

by May 11, 2009
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James has been amazing during the Playoffs, and the numbers certainly back that statement up: “Most of the time statistics take a dip in the playoffs. This is due to the generally slower nature of the game, the heavy scouting involved and good old-fashioned pressure. For the great ones, like Michael Jordan, it was the inverse. Jordan got better in the postseason throughout his career as he increased his scoring average more than three points a game. So with that in mind, consider what James has been doing over the last three weeks. His 47-point outburst in Saturday’s Game 3 to get the Cavs to a 3-0 lead over the Atlanta Hawks heading into Monday’s Game 4 is only the centerpiece of what has been an elevation in his play and overall production.”