King James' Triple Double Dethroned the Magic in Game FIve

Abc DefContributor IMay 29, 2009

CLEVELAND - MAY 28:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic  during the 2009 Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 28, 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After a great start, the Cavaliers had the Magic down by more than 20 points in the first quarter.  As expected, they quickly squandered the lead to merely one point at halftime.

What went wrong?

Maurice Williams finally showed up and was lights out (four-for-five from long range). LeBron James contributed with his trademarked big plays as usual.

Of course, they got too comfortable with the lead and that led to careless turnovers and the Magic capitalized on it.

The crowd at the Q were in a complete silence as the Cavaliers walked off the court in a frustrated manner.  They were getting quite tired of those magic tricks already.

Here is a critical streak in this Eastern Conference Finals. Cleveland lost every single second-half quarter in this entire series against the Magic.

A tough third quarter came and went, which the Magic won it, 24-22. Wally Szczerbiak missed the three pointer at the buzzer that could have ended the streak.

After being down by two at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the crowd was not being optimistic about it.

King James and the Cavaliers simply did not care about that streak and came out with fire.  They had several huge plays in the fourth quarter to dictate the momentum in their favor.

Daniel Gibson hit a key three-pointer and so did Mo Williams.  LeBron James took over and exploited Mickael Pietrus and managed to get Dwight Howard to foul out.  The supporting cast showed up for James for the first time and they finished with a 112-102 victory at the Q.

They have finally came through with winning a second-half quarter after losing the past nine.

James played 46 out of the maximum 48 minutes and finished with an eye-popping triple double of 37 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists.  That was his fourth career triple-double in the playoffs.