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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Brown's mastery

Say what you want about Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. His all-time playoff record is now 30-20 overall (.600) - by far the best in frachise history.

His Coach of the Year award this year might not be the only one he wins in his career. There's no question he has a bright future.

Here are some other tidbits from the 4-game playoff sweep:

-- The Cavs improved to 5-2 in games in which they can clinch a playoff series on the road under Brown.

-- Forward LeBron James led the Cavs with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists. He finished the series averaging 32 points, 11.3 rebounds and 7.5 assists, becoming just the third player in NBA history to average at least 30 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in a single postseason series. Boston's Larry Bird and Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson are the others.

-- James became just the second player in NBA history to accumulate at least 1,300 points, 400 rebounds and 350 assists in his first 50 career postseason games. Robertson was the other.

-- With Sunday's 99-78 victory, the Cavaliers are now 14-8 (.636) in franchise history in Game 4s. Out of 86 times in NBA history in which teams have led a playoff series 3-0, Cleveland became the 52nd team to finish the series with a 4-0 sweep.
Up 3-0 86 times
Win 4-0 52 times
Win 4-1 25 times
Win 4-2 6 times
Win 4-3 3 times


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