LeBron James is coming off one of the worst playoff performances of his career.
The final numbers from the Cavaliers’ 108-83 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals: 15 points, 5-of-16 shooting, nine assists and seven rebounds.
So what does James do? Well, as Jason Lloyd of The Athletic tweeted, James pulled out his best Larry Bird imitation.
First player on the court this morning? LeBron James, all alone,. shooting by himself pic.twitter.com/FP5ddmJNPY
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) May 15, 2018
Like Bird did with the Celtics back in the 1980s, James is known for having historic bounce-back games — and Game 2 on Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET) will give him another opportunity.
“Usually when LeBron has these kind of games, the next game he does something legendary,” Cavs center Tristan Thompson said.
For more of Amico Hoops’ coverage entering Game 2, check out the stories/analysis below:
- Dribbles: LeBron is right; panic not necessary for Cavs
- Love, Thompson: Cavaliers were soft in Game 1
- Lue hints at starting Thompson in Game 2
The series shifts to Cleveland for two games, starting Saturday night.