After putting up 19 points and 12 assists against the Knicks in Cleveland’s 90-87 win, LeBron James put up another double-double against the Eastern Conference’s best when the Cavs defeated the Raptors Friday night, 105-91. The four-time MVP is 6-8 and prefers to get his teammates involved, so it’s not that much of a stretch to call him a more bruising facsimile of Magic Johnson.
Look at how LeBron’s very presence forces the Raptors defense to bend to him on this snazzy possession. The Raptors D is always playing catch-up. LeBron finally receives the pass at the top of the key as the Raptors are scrambling and finds Kevin Love for the layup when they over-rotate towards him on the drive:
James was 9-for-18 on the night for his 24 points, but it was his 13 dimes that were Magic as the Cavs got their sixth straight win.
(video via Dawk Ins)
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