2008 NBA Playoffs R1G6: Three is a Lucky Number »

May 3, 2008 at 2:51 am | lebron-jamesnba-basketball

The Cleveland Cavaliers did it again, eliminating the Washington Wizards in the first round of the NBA playoffs for the third straight year and for the third time they closed out on Wizards’s home court. LeBron James posted his third career playoff triple-double, and helped contain Caron Butler as the Cavaliers routed the Wizards, 105-88, to end their Eastern Conference best-of-seven series in six games on Friday. In an NBA playoff series filled with trash talk, hard fouls, 13 technicals, one ejection, one suspension and plenty more, James was everywhere and did a little bit of everything in Game 6. And, in what’s become his personal rite of spring, he led the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Washington Wizards. LeBron recorded 27 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists, while two other Cavaliers scored 20 points or more. Wally Szczerbiak scored a career playoff-best 26 and reserve Daniel Gibson added 22. Szczerbiak and Gibson combined for 10 of Cleveland’s 11 3-pointers. James’ triple-double was accomplished before the third quarter was over, and he dished out more assists than the entire Wizards team (11). “We had a lot of things go on besides basketball in this series, which was fun. But at the same time, we took care of business,” James said. “Soulja Boy, DeShawn Stevenson, my big brother ‘J,’ myself, the crowd, ‘overrated.’ All that. It comes down to us winning a really gruesome series.”

Source: nba.com, yahoo.com, getty | From LeBron_NBA_20…

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