LeBron James calls his shots, gives performance that 'drains' Toronto Raptors – NBA.com

James hit seven fadeaway jump shots in the second half, during which he scored 27 of his game-high 43 points. He scored four buckets in a row near the start of the final quarter, when Cleveland pushed its lead to 105-87. An 18-5 run to start the third quarter had put the Cavs in control, but James’ assault from multiple angles was almost mocking in its impact during the Cavaliers’ 128-110 victory.

“Just all the shots over his right shoulder, the step-backs, the fadeaways,” Love said. “Ya’ know the one where he hit the ‘moonball’ over his right shoulder and came back the next possession and hit one over his left shoulder from the free-throw line, that was special.”

It was stupid-good and lethal, James taking advantage of mismatched Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry as his ostensible defender.

“We kinda flipped the script.”@kevinlove takes us through the momentum building from Game 7 over Indiana, to the comeback win on Tuesday, and pulling away tonight – after a remarkable 3Q performance – to go up 2-0 in TDot.#WhateverItTakespic.twitter.com/yeXIx5O7ie

— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 4, 2018

And here’s where the Babe comes in: James had tipped Love to his intentions eight hours earlier at the morning walk-through session.

“He said when he got the mismatch, he was going to do that,” Love said. “So, he actually called his shots this morning.

“That’s just one of the, I guess, examples I could use for how locked in he was.”

Ladies and gentleman, the Sultan of Shots.

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