When it comes to playoff time with Lebron James on your roster, there’s no chance the Cavaliers will come out sluggish to start the postseason. They showed their focus as they completed the sweep of a feisty Indiana Pacers team on Sunday. The Cavs won game four in Indiana 106-102 to advance to the second round. James once again led his team in scoring with 33 points to go along with ten rebounds, four assists, four steals, and two blocks. Cavalier’s point guard Kyrie Irving also contributed with 28 points and three blocks.
Ever since Lebron came back to Cleveland to join forces with Irving the team is unbeatable in the first round. That is not an exaggeration, that is a fact as they are now 12-0 since James’ return. Not only has Lebron swept the first round in Cleveland but his winning streak dates back to his time with the Miami Heat. Since losing game four against the New York Knicks in the 2012 first round, James rattled off 21 straight wins in the first round. Reaching 21 straight sets a new NBA record once held by Magic Johnson and his Laker teammates in the 80’s. This sweep also sets a record for the most seven-game series sweeps for one player with ten in his career. He passes Tim Duncan who dominated lesser opponents his entire career with the San Antonio Spurs.
Records are fun to talk about but they’re not the ultimate goal for possibly the best player in the world. James will only be satisfied unless he defends the title and brings another championship to Cleveland. The next task at hand for the Cavaliers will be against either the Milwaukee Bucks or Toronto Raptors. Currently, that series is all tied up at 2-2 with the series heading back to Toronto. Cleveland is the first team to advance so they most likely won’t play their next game until sometime next week. Fortunately, the Cavaliers have been here before. The leadership of Lebron James will keep the team’s eyes on the prize.