James tallies 16 points in 3rd quarter, seals win
Green departed the game with an illness, opening the door for James to take over the vast majority of the offensive production on the wing. Whether it was a driving layup or a fadeaway jumper or a few trips to the free-throw line, the four-time MVP opened his full bag of tricks to expand the margin to 22 points after three quarters.
James was the most efficient player in the Wine and Gold, shooting 68.8 percent (11-of-16). His shot chart depicts his ability to find a crease in the defense and slither his way to the hole with ease…
“We got great looks at the basket,” James said.
With the game over by the fourth period, James only needed to log 29 minutes. He has played 29-or-fewer minutes on six other occasions this season.
NEO Sports Insiders Newsletter
Sign up to receive our NEOSI newsletter, and keep up to date with all the latest Cleveland sports news.