Though it was indicative this time, points aren’t always the best measure of LeBron’s performance. He’s capable of affecting the game in so many ways.
But LeBron failed to get Cleveland going last night.
The Cavs were outscored by a whopping 39 points with him on the court. That’s the worst single-game plus-minus of his career:
Worse yet, the Cavaliers got blitzed so badly in fewer than 27 minutes with LeBron on the court. That’s, by far, the worst single-game plus-minus per 48 minutes of his career:
LeBron and the Cavs surely hope this was just a night to forget. They’ve established they can dial it up when it counts.
But this is a more dismal outing than ever to get past.