The Cavs have had a solid run of games with LeBron James on the court, but he hasn’t been able to match his scoring production on the bench.
In three games against Miami, James averaged 21.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, both career highs, and has scored at least 40 points in every game.
The Cavs’ defense is solid, but they can’t help but be a little sluggish with LeBron.
James’ game-winning three-pointer against Miami gave the Cavs a 10-point cushion with 6:07 left in the third quarter.
The Cavaliers were up 20 with 11:45 left in overtime, and the game was tied at 104 when the Miami Heat scored a fast break layup with 3:45 remaining in regulation.
The Heat made three free throws and James scored on a three-point play to cut the deficit to five points with 12:55 remaining in the game.
LeBron hit two free throws to tie it again with 12 seconds left in regulation, and then the Heat went on a 15-2 run to tie the game at 108.
The Cavaliers have had three games with James on court, all with LeBron scoring 30 or more points.
In those three games, James has averaged 23.4 points, 9.4 assists and 7.1 rebounds per contest.