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Saturday, April 5, 2008

LBJ isn't right

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

He leads the NBA in fourth-quarter scoring.

But in the last two games, LeBron James has been ordinary. That's not a word used very often when describing James. On Saturday, James was 1 of 7 from the field for four points in the fourth quarter. On Thursday against Chicao, he was 1 of 5 for one point in the final quarter.

Do you think something is off here? We're talking about the best player in the league, a guy who has dominated teams in the fourth quarter all season. Suddenly, he can't do what he's done all season.

Back spasms have hampered his game. He's not able to take over games in the late going, and the Cavs have not been able to compensate for it. He probably should shut it down for a few games just to get ready for the playoffs.

But the problem with that is that the Cavs have yet to wrap up the fourth seed in the playoffs. If they had already clinched, I'm sure Coach Mike Brown would sit James and allow him to heal.


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