The Stat Line Of The Night – 05/05/09 – LeBron James
Total Pro Sports – In their first game of the second round the Cleveland Cavaliers showed the world why they are the best team in the NBA by beating up on the Atlanta Hawks 99-72.
The player of the game was the MVP himself LeBron James. He lead the Cavaliers with a game high 34 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists in the win. Thus, making him “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Tuesday May 5th, 2009.
James was presented with his MVP trophy before the game by league commissioner David Stern, who complimented the 24-year-old superstar’s selflessness, saying “you led the team by playing team first” to get the award. James did that for all 35 minutes on the floor.
“I think the team knew and I knew the ceremony was going to happen, but we still had a game to play,” James said. “We didn’t want to rain in the ceremony by not preparing ourselves the best way to come out and play. We had some lapses in the first half, but we got it going in the third and fourth quarter and took care of the game.”
James drops 34, Cavaliers slam Hawks in Game 1 – [Sportsline]