“Lebron James is playing like he did in high school” Austin Carr said of Lebron play this season. He know he’s the best player in this league and he can take on anyone anytime and win a game all by himself.
James lead the Cavaliers to beat the Pacers 111-106 and recorded his fourth triple double of the season. He finished with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
The Cavaliers struggled without him and let an eight point lead vanish when in the third quarter James went to the bench to rest. With James out, the Pacers went on a 12-2 run to take a 75-73 lead at the end of the period.
“He might be the only guy I’ve seen that looks like he was engineered to play basketball,” Danny Granger, who guarded James for much of the game, said. “He’s a phenomenal player.”
James said the triple-doubles only matter if they lead to wins.
“We’re playing some good basketball, and I’m the catalyst of that. The best thing about it, we got three straight wins and that’s good. We got a little streak going.”
Drew Gooden had 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Sasha Pavlovic added 22 points and five assists for the Cavaliers.