LeBron James did everything for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter. That isn't a turn of phrase or hyperbole, he really did everything. Every ... single ... thing.
Since LeBron James joined the NBA, no one has ever had 20 points, 8 assists and 8 rebounds in a first half. Until tonight. He did.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 15, 2015
It wasn't just what LeBron did himself, it's how he set up everybody else.
Cleveland's last 16 FG: LBJ ast LBJ LBJ ast LBJ LBJ ast LBJ LBJ ast LBJ LBJ ast LBJ ast LBJ LBJ LBJ LBJ ast LBJ LBJ ast— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) June 15, 2015
Here's another way of looking at it:
Cavs had 17 baskets in that first half. LeBron either scored or assisted on 16 of them.— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) June 15, 2015
Ready for this to become legendary?
Since 2000, only players with 20/8/8 in a Finals game are Kobe, Duncan, LeBron, Kidd, Shaq and Westbrook. LeBron is there at halftime.— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 15, 2015
LeBron finished with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in defeat. He scored or assisted on 26 of Cleveland's 32 made field goals.