In the Cavs' four-game sweep over the Raptors, the East's No. 1 seed, James was just as impressive, averaging 34 points in the four games, but his teammates' contributions skyrocketed.
Cleveland will play either Boston Celtics or Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference finals.
The moment the Cavs inbounded the ball with eight seconds to go in Cleveland's Game 3 win over the Toronto Raptors, you could sense the inevitable.
21 -After seemingly being out of the playoff rotation prior to Game 4, Cedi Osman not only led the reserves with 21 minutes, but he made the a lot of them as well.
On Saturday night, there was perhaps another subtle dig as James wore a baseball cap with the Seagram's 7s Canadian whisky logo to the post-game news conference.
118.5 ... points per game averaged by the Wine & Gold in their four-game sweep of the Raptors.
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The Cavaliers had been in control for the majority of the game, but a late run from the Raptors had suddenly put the game in question in the final minute. In large part due to a thumb injury, the Cavs' All-Star big man was a non-factor for pretty much the entire first-round series with the Pacers, and stunk in Game 1 of this series.
23/6 - What happened to Kevin Love between Game 1 and Game 2 this series? James put on a clinic in a Game 2 blowout.
With a supporting cast firing on all cylinders, the Cavs are an altogether more unsafe teams than when they rely exclusively on LeBron. You never know. But you always think about the fact that you want to give yourself the best shot every single night and there's some plays that didn't always give us the best shot.
"There's nobody that's going to stop James one-on-one but I think he's making him work for every inch of the court and that's what you've got to do", Casey said after Game 3.
For starters, the Cavs starters have meshed into a wonderful two-way group that is playing both ends of the floor with equal efficiency.
The Cavs tweeted out a video of King James greeting his sons, LeBron Jr. and Bryce, at the arena after hitting the game-winner. "But as far as Xs and Os, understanding different teams, different schemes, his players, he's one of the best as far as knowing the basketball game and what it takes".
Teams that trail 3-0 in a best-of-seven series have forced a Game 7 three times. Cleveland won just 50, but are now poised to eliminate the Raptors from the playoffs. It's a highlight that has been replayed endlessly on sports TV ever since, along with pundits discussing how Cleveland owns Toronto in the playoffs. Love became the fourth player in Cleveland history with 500 career playoff rebounds, joining James, Thompson and Zydrunas Ilgauskas.