LeBron James faced a unique challenge in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics on Tuesday.
How do you go into attack mode after picking up four first-half fouls? How do you bounce back from an 11-point dud and deliver that alpha masterpiece everybody is looking for every single night?
James didn’t deliver one of his 50-point specials in response, but he might have played two of the smartest quarters possible instead. He finished with 34 points in a 112-99 victory that has the Cavaliers one win away from a third straight NBA Finals appearance.
With the defending champion Cavaliers expected to face the Warriors for the third season in a row, this year’s NBA Finals will be a “historic event,” says Dave Roberts, ESPN’s vice president of production. Roberts has been aggressive since taking over as show runner on “First Take” last year, so look for a boatload of current and former NBA stars to visit the set as special guests.
“We’re all hoping that history will be made with the third-in-a-row Finals between the Cavs and Warriors. With that being anticipated, we hope to close out this NBA season as strong as we’ve Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK been,” Roberts told Sporting News in an interview Tuesday.
Probably the most under-the-radar bust of the first round. Smith played a grand Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys total of 53 defensive snaps in his rookie year and 127 in 2015. He has 23 tackles in three years. Smith is still on the Eagles roster so I won’t grade it a complete F — perhaps he’ll find a role in Jim Schwartz’s scheme — but this is one of the bigger blunders of the Chip Kelly era in Philly.