LeBron James erupted for a historic stat line in Game 1 of the #NBAFinals, becoming the first player ever to record 51 PTS, 8 AST, 8 REB in an NBA Finals Game.
LeBron James has recorded at least 25 PTS, 5 AST, 5 REB in each of his last 10 #NBAFinals games. No other player in NBA History has such a streak longer than 7 games.
Crazy stat of the day - per @EliasSports via @ramonashelburne - Lebron is the only player in NBA history to score or assist on 70 points in a Finals game & lose. He's done that twice... both vs the Warriors -
Since 1970, only LeBron & Michael Jordan have scored more than 50+ points in a Finals game.
LeBron James (51) became the sixth player in @NBAHistory to score 50 or more points in an #NBAFinals game, joining Bob Pettit (50 in 1958), Elgin Baylor (61 in 1962), Rick Barry (55 in 1967), Jerry West (53 in 1969), and Michael Jordan (55 in 1993).
LeBron James notches his 8th 40-point game of this postseason, tying Jerry West (1965) for the most in a single postseason in NBA history.
LeBron has 7 games of 40+ points in the NBA Finals, trailing only Jerry West's 10 for the most in Finals history.
LeBron James has scored 30 points or more for the 109th time in his playoff career, tying Michael Jordan for the most 30-point games in postseason history.
LeBron James has more 20-point first halves in Oakland in the postseason than any Warriors player in the last 20 postseasons.
LeBron James 5
Klay Thompson 4
Kevin Durant 3
Stephen Curry 3
James Harden 3