LeBron James returned to superhuman status with a 40-14-11 line in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but it wasn’t enough as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell 104-91 to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. LeBron went cold from the field at points turning the game, and once again his teammates couldn’t pick up the slack.
Here’s how LeBron did in Game 5:
Game 5 Total:
LeBron shot 15-of-34 from the field, including 3-of-8 from downtown. He scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, but was outdueled by Steph Curry. James also played close to 45 minutes out of a possible 48, including most of the fourth quarter. He scored or assisted on 26 of Cleveland’s 32 made baskets.
Here are his stats for the first four games of the series:
Despite struggling in Game 4, what LeBron James has done in the NBA finals is nothing short of superhuman. Shouldering the complete burden on offense, James has made play after play to keep Cleveland in the series. Golden State stepped up the double teaming in Game 4, making Lebron pass out and force teammates to make open shots. Which they did not. The Caviliers went 4-of-27 from deep in Game 4, ending any hope of a victory.
Here are his stats for Game 1-4: