The league has been in love with Russell Westbrook and his triple-double mastery this season but with all the numbers behind him most think most of the league would still agree that LeBron is still a better passer. King James had that going in the Cavs comeback win against the Pacers, notching 12 dimes. James is reminding the league that his court vision remains at an elite level.
2) Shooting Efficiency:
Lebron has never been known for his jump shot and it is something that is widely criticized year after year. But in the third game of the Cavs/Pacers series he shot 50% from the three-point line, hitting 6 out of 12 baskets from behind the arc. He reminded the league that he is still a force to be reckoned with on the perimeter, not all his scoring comes from the inside. He shot a blazing 52% from the field for the entire game as well--very efficient.
1) Free-Throw Shooting:
For all his strengths that he reminded the league of tonight, he also reminded them of one glaring weakness. James’ free throw shooting has been atrocious so far in the playoffs, through three games he's shooting an awful 55% from the field. He is coming off an regular season where he has shot 68% and the trend seems like it will continue in the playoffs. For this game he shot 50%, only making 7 of his 14 free throws. This is bizarre for an elite player and could be a huge problem for the Cavs moving forward.