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6 years ago today: LeBron destroys Detroit with 48 points (29 of Cav’s final 30 points) in GM5 of ECF

Published on May 31st, 2013 by Astramskas, David | 3,013 views

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At the end of Game 5 of the 2013 Playoffs series against the Pacers, LeBron said he had to take “it back to his Cleveland days” meaning he had to be the one man band and take over the show.  Arguably the most impressive show he ever put on was exactly six years ago today when the then 22 year old star went to Motown and scored a career high 48 points that included 29 of the team’s 30 final points in a Game 5 ECF victory.

After the game, LeBron said “I’m banged up. I’m winded. I’m fatigued.” which sounded like a huge understatement considering I was sitting on my couch thousands of miles away trying to catch my breath as I felt fatigue from just witnessing what LeBron did.

The Piston’s Chauncey Billups called the performance “Jordaneque” and when Coach Mike Brown was asked about the performance he said “I feel bad that my words don’t do justice for what he did.” 

I’m in the same boat so without trying to do justice with words I’ll just present the sights and sounds of  six years ago today.

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