James banked in a stunning 3-pointer at the end of the first half and finished with 38 points as the Cavaliers embarked on their quest for a first NBA championship with a 102-84 win over the Pistons in Game 1 on Saturday. James’ 41-footer demoralized the Pistons and gave the Cavs the league’s most dominant team – home or away – during the regular season, momentum and a 12-point halftime lead. Later, when it was 93-74, and James sat down for good with 38 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and with the crowd of 20,562 was chanting, “M-V-P, M-V-P.” Just as expected LBJ wore the Zoom Soldier III for the very first time last night. He started things off with the Playoff Edition (duh) of his latest signature sneaker prepared by Nike for the difficulties of the post-season match ups. Game and shoe pics after the jump.
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