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LeBron James needs to step up his game in the fourth quarter. He has had solid statistical efforts against the Dallas Mavericks if he was an all-star point guard. I think we could all agree that James is more than just an all-star—he is a superstar.
Superstars score in the fourth quarter, and James hasn't done that. He has had four straight games where he has scored two or less points in the fourth quarter.
James has scored 25 points zero times in the NBA Finals. He scored over 25 three times in their five-game series against Chicago and against Boston. In the series against the Celtics, James put up 30 points three times.
So where has the scoring production gone? He is racking up the assists and rebounds, but all he has to do is score in the fourth quarter to rectify his overall performance.
If he scores 8-10 points in the fourth quarter that would probably get him his 25. This shouldn't be too much to ask for because he is one of the greatest players on the planet. His ability to be a slasher and attack the rim, is arguably the best in world.
He has two games to redeem himself in the fourth quarter.