James notched 28 points (13-20 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 14 rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in 41 minutes during Sunday's 106-93 win over the Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals.
James was unstoppable during the Finals and carried the Lakers to their first title since 2010 while also being named the NBA Finals MVP for the fourth time in his career. The seasoned veteran scored at least 25 points in every Finals game and averaged 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists in the series against the Heat, recording four double-doubles and one triple-double. He also posted five triple-doubles during the postseason run, and he came just one assist away from that feat in three other contests.
James (groin) is probable for Sunday's Game 6 against the Heat.
James continues to show up as probable on the injury report due to a groin injury that's bothered him for much of the playoffs. He's coming off a masterful Game 5, though the Lakers weren't able to secure the win and now only lead 3-2 to a short-handed Heat team. In the series, James is averaging 30.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.2 steals.
James had 40 points (15-21 FG, 6-9 3PT, 4-6 FT), 13 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Friday's Game 5 loss to Miami.
James was locked in from the start in what was one of the better individual playoff games of his entire career. He hit 15 of his 21 attempts from the field, including six three-pointers -- a few of which came from well beyond the arc. James dueled Jimmy Butler down the stretch in the fourth quarter, but ultimately the Lakers were doomed by poor play from their bench, which combined to shoot 5-of-22 from the field.
James had 28 points (8-16 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 10-12 FT), 12 rebounds, eight assists and a steal in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 102-96 win over the Heat in Game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals.
James is yet to record a triple-double in the current 2020 NBA Finals, but he has been two assists shy of reaching that feat in each of his last two games. James has also scored at least 25 points in each of his last eight postseason appearances as well, and the star forward continues to be the engine that keeps the Lakers going on both ends of the court. That alone makes him an excellent alternative for DFS formats even if he has an off night from the floor from time to time.
James had 25 points (9-16 FG, 1-5 3PT, 6-9 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks in Sunday's Game 3 loss to the Heat.
While James salvaged a near-triple-double, it was an overall disappointing performance, as he turned the ball over eight times and made several key errors in the fourth quarter. James hit just one of his five attempts from beyond the arc, and he never appeared comfortable attacking the Heat's zone, even when switched onto Tyler Herro or Duncan Robinson. Win or lose, James is a threat for a triple-double on any night, but the Lakers will need more from the MVP-runner-up in Game 4 on Tuesday.
James delivered 33 points (14-25 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-5 FT), nine rebounds, nine assists, a steal and a block in 39 minutes during Friday's 124-114 win over the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
James has flirted with triple-doubles in each of his last five playoff games, reaching that feat twice but averaging 30.4 points, 11.4 rebounds and 9.4 dimes per game in that five-game stretch. James has been a fantasy stud across most formats of late and, even though that's not surprising by any means, his ability to impact the game on both ends of the court at age 35 continues to amaze. He has cracked the 25-point plateau while grabbing at least nine boards and dishing out at least eight dimes in each of his last five games.
James amassed 25 points (9-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 36 minutes during Wednesday's 116-98 Game 1 victory over Miami.
James was locked in from the opening tip, guiding the Lakers to a comfortable victory and a 1-0 lead in the Finals. Anthony Davis has shouldered the bulk of the scoring in recent times, affording James the opportunity to run the team. The fact that 25 points is viewed as merely a serviceable scoring night for James speaks volumes about what we have come to expect from the three-time NBA Champion. Look for him to continue his dominance when the two teams meet again in Game 2 on Friday.
James exploded for 38 points (15-25 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 16 rebounds, 10 assists and a steal in 40 minutes during Saturday's 117-107 Game 5 win over the Nuggets.
James was dealing with groin and thigh injuries ahead of Game 5, but that wasn't noticeable -- he posted his fourth triple-double of the postseason and second in the last three games while tying his season-best for points in a playoff game. James is averaging 26.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists in 15 playoff contests this season.
James (groin/thigh) will play during Saturday's Game 5 against the Nuggets, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
As expected, James will play through groin and thigh injuries in Game 5 with the Lakers up 3-1. In the series, he's averaging 24.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.0 blocks in 35.5 minutes.
James will play in Saturday's Game 5 against the Nuggets after being kneed in the thigh during Game 4, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports. Officially, he is listed as probable due to a sore right groin.
As expected, the injury is minor and won't prevent James from playing in Game 5 with the Lakers up 3-1. In the series, he's averaging 24.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.0 blocks in 35.5 minutes.
James ended with 26 points (7-18 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 11-14 FT), nine rebounds and eight assists in 38 minutes during Thursday's 114-108 victory over the Nuggets.
James continues to play through a lingering groin issue but you certainly would not know it based on his statistical production. He came within striking distance of yet another triple-double, helping the Lakers to a 3-1 series lead. It was not the most efficient night for James and he failed to record any defensive numbers. That being said, it was more than enough to scrap out a victory and the Lakers will be looking to wrap things up on Saturday in Game 5.
James (groin) will start Thursday's Game 4 against Denver.
James has yet to miss time while playing through his groin injury during the postseason. After posting a 30-point triple-double in Game 3, James remains the focal point of the Lakers' offense while occasionally chipping in on the defensive end.
James (groin) is probable for Thursday's Game 4 against the Nuggets.
James continues to show up as probable due to a groin injury, but he hasn't missed any time in the postseason. Through the first three games against Denver, he's averaging 23.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 9.0 assists and 2.0 combined blocks-plus-steals.
James compiled 30 points (14-23 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 assists, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 114-106 loss to the Nuggets.
James recorded his 26th career playoff triple-double but it wasn't enough as the Lakers fell short in Game 3. He added four defensive stats to what was an outstanding all-around performance, continuing to prove that age is merely a number. Unfortunately, he also turned the ball over six times and and only got to the free throw line twice during the entire game.
James (groin) will play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Nuggets, Melissa Rohlin of Sports Illustrated reports.
As expected, James will take the court despite a sore right groin. In the series, he's averaging 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 33.5 minutes.
James (groin) is listed as probable on the Lakers' injury report ahead of Tuesday's Game 3 against Denver.
James continues to nurse a sore right groin, but there's no reason to believe his status is in any jeopardy as Tuesday night approaches. The MVP-runner-up is coming off of a 26-point, 11-rebound, four-assist effort in Sunday's Game 2 victory.
James had 26 points (10-20 FG, 3-8 3PT, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Nuggets.
James came out firing with 20 points in the first half, but he cooled off considerably after the break, struggling to assert himself for much of the second half. Down the stretch, James mostly served as a facilitator, as Anthony Davis scored the Lakers' final 10 points. Even so, James put together another strong all-around line, and he registered multiple blocks for the fourth time in his last eight games.
James (groin) will play in Sunday's Game 2 against Denver, Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reports.
While the Lakers continue to list James as probable for nearly every postseason game, there's been no indication that his status is -- or has been -- in any real jeopardy. The MVP runner-up will start at his usual point guard spot as the Lakers look to take a 2-0 series lead.
James (groin) is probable for Sunday's Game 2 against the Nuggets.
James continues to be listed as probable and has yet to miss time as a result of the sore right groin. In Game 1, he posted 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds across 31 minutes in the 126-114 victory.
James (groin) will play and start in Friday's Game 1 against the Nuggets, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.
No surprise here, as James was originally given a probable designation due to a lingering groin issue. However, he has been cleared as expected and should take on his usual workload barring any setbacks.
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|10/06||@ MIA||W 102-96||39||28||12||8||6||1||0|
|10/04||@ MIA||L 104-115||39||25||10||8||8||0||2|
|10/02||vs MIA||W 124-114||39||33||9||9||0||1||1|
|09/30||vs MIA||W 116-98||36||25||13||9||2||1||0|
|09/26||vs DEN||W 117-107||40||38||16||10||2||1||0|
|09/24||@ DEN||W 114-108||38||26||9||8||0||0||0|
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