LeBron James set an NBA Finals record in Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors, grabbing his 9th triple-double in the final playoff series of the season. In doing so, LeBron passed Magic Johnson for the record while at the same time topping Michael Jordan for points scored in the Finals.
It was a pretty big night for LeBron, given that he also staved off elimination and a series sweep for his Cleveland Cavaliers.
Game 5 is on Monday in Oakland, which will be a tough challenge for the Cavaliers. They’ll need another excellent performance out of James, and the real question will be whether they can replicate their scoring from 3-point range. The Cavaliers went 24-45 from beyond the arc while simultaneously defending Golden State well enough to shoot just 28.2 percent.
Before we worry about any of that, perhaps it’s time to just sit back and watch the best plays from LeBron’s record-setting nine NBA Finals triple-doubles.