“One more game left,” James said after a historic 41/11/8/4/3 night. “I’ll play it anywhere.”
And if he continues to play the way he has in his previous two games, LeBron has a good shot at making history by making the Cavs the first team in NBA history to ever come back from a 3-1 deficit.
Besides making countless soul crushing statement plays and highlights, contributing 35 of 36 points during a 2nd half stretch, LeBron also made some individual history: He became just the 5th player to have back-to-back 40 point games in the Finals, he passed John Havlicek into 8th place on the Finals scoring list and passed Derek Fisher into 5th place on the playoffs made 3-pointers list.
“It’s LeBron being LeBron,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “He’s one of the greatest of all-time. Our back was against the wall and he took it upon himself, him and Kyrie, they put us on their backs. They’ve got us to where we wanted to be — and that’s Game 7.”
Game 7 – the “two best words ever” according to LeBron.