LeBron James and Anthony Davis

LeBron James On Track To Rack Up Most Playoff Wins Ever

Don’t count LeBron James out. Ever.

In Game 2 against Portland, LeBron James had the worst playoff performance of his career. It was thanks to Anthony Davis that the Lakers pulled the series with the Trail Blazers to 1 – 1.

Before that game, quotes from LeBron James about how the absence of the fans was affecting him circulated. That message, along with the Lakers’ patchy form, pointed towards something of a crisis.

Consider that crisis over, as on Sunday, James was back to himself as he closed in on an NBA playoff record.

 

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LeBron finished with 38 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists as the Lakers triumphed over the Blazers 116 – 108. Anthony Davis added 29 points as the Lakers took a 2 – 1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

James is synonymous with the postseason, and could soon topple the winningest NBA player in terms of playoff wins. With Sunday’s victory, LeBron moved up to 158 playoff wins, surpassing Spurs legend Tim Duncan. He now has the second-most playoff wins in history, just three behind Derek Fisher, with 161.

“He lived in the post-season,” James said of Duncan. “That was his address. For me to be linked with the Big Fundamental, it means a lot.”

 

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So often the guy in the playoffs, LeBron is now one of two guys. He spoke postgame about sharing responsibility with Anthony Davis.

“We try to work off one another,” James said. 

“There are going to be times when he has it going, so I try to do other things like make sure we keep offence going, and keep our pace flowing.

“Tonight we both had our opportunities. We just tried to make the most of it and live with the results. There are no egos. We want both of us to succeed.”

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