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Cavaliers-Magic: MVP's Offense Won Game Five, But Can It Win Game Six?

CLEVELAND - MAY 28:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on between plays against the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals 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)
Kyle StrittholtCorrespondent INovember 6, 2016

In a game that the Cleveland Cavaliers desperately needed to win, who other but LeBron James carried his team in the fourth quarter for a 112-102 win.

 

In the fourth quarter, James stood at the top of the key and let everything flow through him.

 

He ran the offense by running the clock, and making things happen in many ways. He would drive the lane making the lay-up and drawing the foul (which was a key to getting Dwight Howard out of the game).

 

If they would block his way he would pass it inside or kick it out to a wide open shooter, and they executed (mainly Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson) which they haven't been able to do in the previous four games.

 

James also stepped up and shot the mid-range jump shot when he needed to. He scored or contributed to 32 straight points in the fourth quarter, and had his first triple-double of the post season this year.

 

They didn't set up plays, they didn't call an offensive scheme, they just gave the ball to the best player in the league and let him work.

 

This offense was very affective, and was similar to what Dwight Howard has been doing, but LeBron had a lot more liberty and made a lot more plays.

 

This whole win wasn't LeBron's but he finished, what the rest of the players couldn't. He put the finishing touches on Orlando and held his home court.

 

Some may say that is way to much work for LeBron to do, and too much responsibility. Which it is too much work for one quarter, but what if they would spread it out and have little spurts where LeBron just takes over to get ahead so he can have extra rest on the bench.

 

I think this would be affective, and in the end it will help them bring the game back to Cleveland, where they've only lost one game in these playoffs.

 

If they can run this and have great results it could even carry on to the NBA Finals, if they would survive the Magic.

 

With LeBron being the ball handler, and the passer quarterbacking the team I think not only will it help put points on the board, but prevent turnovers which is a large part of the lead they gave up last night.

 

With LeBron getting a triple-double this team has been near unstoppable, and the Cavs will continue to live to fight another day.

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