A good way to prove you’re the best at a sport is not to just win but completely take over a game. Lebron James proved to be a good example of that in a Thursday night game against the Golden State Warriors.
In what was seen as a potential matchup in the NBA playoffs, James himself scored 42 points during the game against the Warriors, a season high total for him and was 15 of 25 for shootings, which resulted in the Cleveland Cavaliers beating out the Warriors in a 110-99 win for the night.
Scoring 42 points alone wasn’t all James did for the night. He also had five assists and eleven boards, as well as three steals, further showing his dominance as a league player. With this win, the Cavaliers now extend their current winning streak to eleven games, and overall have won 18 of their last 20 games, meaning they’re seen as heavy favorites to make it into the playoffs this year. But even with the winning streak, Jason Halpern does point out that they are still in third place in the Eastern Conference of the NBA, while the Atlanta Hawks are currently in first place.
Regardless of their position, the Cavs have been revitalized with the presence of Lebron James and even though it’s too soon to make judgments, the team may very well find itself in the NBA finals now.