Stat Line of the Night — 6/3/2013 — LeBron James
Heading into Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals last night, LeBron James held the NBA record for highest average point total in game sevens among all players who have played in at least two Game 7s. He entered the contest just ahead of Michael Jordan, and he would leave just ahead of MJ after leading the Heat to a blowout victory over the Pacers.
James has been a force to be reckoned with throughout the course of the entire series, and he was at it once again on Monday, scoring a game-high 32 points to go along with eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block during the Heat’s 99-76 series-clinching victory.
With the win, the Heat book themselves a spot in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. As for James, he is now averaging 33.8 points per game in his four Game 7s, which is one-tenth of a point better than Jordan’s average of 33.7 in his three career Game 7s. It was another clutch performance from the reigning NBA MVP, and it earns him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, June 3, 2013.