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Home - LeBron James Guides Cleveland to a Crucial Win over the Warriors

  LeBron James Guides Cleveland to a Crucial Win over the Warriors

June 9, 2015

lebron jamesLeBron James has often been compared with Michael Jordan as one of the greatest players of basketball. Even though two of his NBA championship medals have come in the last five years, James is seen as someone who need not prove his worth in terms of titles. In contrast, Jordan finished his career with six Championship medals.

LeBron is on the verge of adding more to his name after leading Cleveland Cavaliers to move level with Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals.

Golden State were leading the series after winning the first game, but James has helped Cleveland tie the series with this victory. The depleted roster of Cleveland looked unlikely to get past Golden State Warriors. The 30-year-old was undoubtedly the star of the show after doing much more than usual. There were poor performances from the likes of Stephen Curry.

The 2014-15 MVP managed to shot 0-for-8 much to the amazement of the crowd. GS had managed to limit Cleveland to shooting just 32.2%. Yet, the fact that James returned with impressive numbers of 39 points and 11 assists helped the home team to get back level in the series.

It was a tough match for both teams and it was not surprising to see it head into overtime yet again.

The next match of the series will be taking place at Quicken Loans Arena. Lebron James has not played at this ground since 2007 when he featured for Cleveland in a disappointing series loss against San Antonio Spurs. After returning to Cleveland following a short spell with Miami, James will be hoping to improve his legendary status by potentially leading the club to titles.

Players like Michael Jordan used to carry their teams almost on their own to titles. There is not in a similar expectation from Lebron James, but the 30-year-old has already been proving his worth through statistics alone.

After averaging a very healthy 41.5 points in the first two matches, James will be hoping for a similarly impressive record in the third game. He has also had an average of 8.5 assists and 12 rebounds in these two matches. It will be a great achievement if James manages to give Cleveland a lead in the series. After all, the team has been struggling without a number of key players like Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, who are injured at the moment.

Cleveland hope to win the title and they are not entirely dependent on James. The team also have an unsung star in the form of Matthew Dellavedova, who was mightily impressive in his efforts to stop Curry. Even James came out in praise of Dellavedova after the match.

Betfair places Cleveland at even odds for a win in the third match of the series, while Golden State are seen at 5/6 to take advantage of the home match. Only time will tell if LeBron James can lead Cleveland to the title and land himself a MVP award.

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