LeBron flashes beautiful basketball mind after opening loss

LeBron James of the Cavaliers showed off his amazing basketball recall at the postgame presser of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday.

Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers were embarrassed in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the Boston Celtics on Sunday at TD Garden, the beatdown didn’t affect LeBron James’ incredible basketball IQ.

After the Cavaliers closed to within striking distance (if a 14-point deficit can be considered striking distance), the Celtics quickly went on a 7-0 run to close the deal.

In the postgame press conference, James was asked by the great Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal what happened at the beginning of the fourth quarter, James showed just how much of a hoops savant he truly is.

Just to back him up, here’s a copy of the play-by-pay chart for that stretch of the game: