LeBron James has certainly been here before. Down 0-1 in the NBA Finals, his Cleveland Cavaliers need to make a statement tonight in Oakland to keep their championship hopes alive against the Golden State Warriors. And while the Cavs are down at the half, 52-44, history suggests James can fight them back into this, as he’s won his last nine Game 2s, and is 10-1 on his career in second games overall.
Without James’ back to jump on, the Cavs might have already lost the battle Sunday night. Trailing by 15 points in the second quarter, they stepped back and let their leader take them on a 7-0 run to end the first half. James now has 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals at halftime. He’ll have to do even better to lead Cleveland to victory.