“The way that he has closed these last couple of games has been remarkable,” Mike Brown said. “He’s closing games with a killer instinct.” After LeBron James finished off Utah, Cleveland coach Brown called him Rembrandt. After James did it to Miami on Thursday night, Brown called him Picasso. Regardless of the artist, James is doing his best work in the paint. James scored Cleveland’s final eight points over the last 2:42 to beat Miami on Thursday. Against the Jazz, he did it again – scoring the team’s final eight points over the last minute. J.J. Hickson set a career high in points for the second straight game. He had 18 against Miami, but topped that against the Jazz with dunks, tip-ins and athleticism around the basket. Hickson spent the summer tagging along with James, who invited the second-year forward to travel the world with him so they could work on his game together. Pics from last two games after the break.
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