The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/26/11 — LeBron James
When the 2010-11 NBA season began, most people thought the Miami Heat were a shoo-in to at least win the Eastern Conference title, if not the NBA Championship. Then they went through several rough patches throughout the season, making many pundits believe that there would be some growing pains and at least a one year wait before the trio of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade were raising any championship trophies. Well it appears as thought the Heat are once again looking like the championship team we expected them to be at the beginning of the season after eliminating the Chicago Bulls in five games during their Eastern Conference Finals series.
The Bulls entered the fourth quarter of Game 5 last night up by five points, and they would increase that lead to 77-65 with only 3:14 remaining in the game, but that was when LeBron James and company took over, going on an 18-3 run down the stretch, en route to the 83-80 victory.
James was unstoppable in the final frame, recording 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block. He would finish the game with team-highs in points (28), rebounds (11), assists (6), and steals (3). It was the type of effort that we have become accustomed to seeing from LeBron during these playoffs, and in this case it has earned him the “Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, May 26, 2011.