Move over, Ray Allen. LeBron James is now in 21st place among the NBA’s all-time leading scorers.
James made history Tuesday night, in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 110-79 beatdown of the visiting Boston Celtics.
With the Cavs rolling, LeBron now has his eyes fixed on the Playoffs.
Per the NEOMG:
LeBron James spoke Tuesday morning about his preference for the Cavaliers to shoot layups and threes – affirming an NBA adage that those are the highest percentage shots a team can take. […] “I was saying as far as the team,” James said afterwards, in an apparent clarification. “I can shoot whatever. I can take any shot and be effective.”
Cleveland is in the midst of the toughest portion of its schedule right now, a stretch that began after the All-Star break and runs essentially through March. But the next two weeks are perhaps the fiercest for the Cavs, with four games in five nights this week — including two away games against Eastern teams ahead of them — and a two-game trip through Texas next week. […] At 38-24, the Cavs are in 4th, one-half game behind banged-up Chicago. Now is jockeying time, with everything from the choicest first-round opponent to homecourt advantage at stake.
“Top eight,” James said when asked if he had a target seeding. “Put me in the playoffs and I am all right. Once I get in the playoffs I’m confident against anybody.”