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LeBron James in Game 7s is a scary, scary sight

Sporting News logo Sporting News 5/26/2018 Bill Bender

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It’s LeBron James. It’s Game 7. It doesn't get much better than that.

James forced yet another Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals against the Celtics, scoring 46 points to go with 11 rebounds and nine assists in Friday's 109-99 victory for the Cavaliers. Boston has been dominant at home throughout the 2018 playoffs, but Brad Stevens' squad faces a huge challenge on Sunday night with James coming to TD Garden.

James is 5-2 in Game 7 of the NBA playoffs, and the last effort was a 45-point performance against the Pacers on April 29. James also led an epic 93-89 win against the Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals. He hasn't lost a Game 7 since May 12, 2008 against the Celtics.

He's really good in this situation. How good?

In Game 7 situations, James averages 34.9 points per game and shoots 48.4 percent from the floor. He averages 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists, which means he gets aggressive.

Here's a closer look at James' Game 7 experiences...

Cavs vs. Pistons (May 21, 2006)

Score: Pistons 79, Cavs 61

Round: Eastern Conference semifinals

LeBron's line: 27 points (11 of 24), 8 rebounds, 2 assists

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Cavs vs. Celtics (May 18, 2008)

Score: Celtics 97, Cavs 92

Round: Eastern Conference semifinals

LeBron's line: 45 points (14 of 29), 5 rebounds, 6 assists

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Celtics vs. Heat (June 9, 2012)

Score: Heat 101, Celtics 88

Round: Eastern Conference finals

LeBron's line: 31 points (9 of 21), 12 rebounds, 2 assists

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Heat vs. Pacers (June 3, 2013)

Score: Heat 99, Pacers 76

Round: Eastern Conference finals

LeBron's line: 32 points (8 of 17), 8 rebounds, 4 assists

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Heat vs. Spurs (June 20, 2013)

Score: Heat 95, Spurs 88

Round: NBA Finals

LeBron's line: 37 points (12 of 23), 12 rebounds, 4 assists

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Cavs vs. Warriors (June 19, 2016)

Score: Cavs 93, Warriors 89

Round: NBA Finals

LeBron's line: 27 points (9 of 24), 11 rebounds, 11 assists

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Cavs vs. Pacers (April 29, 2018)

Score: Cavs 105, Pacers 101

Round: First round

LeBron's line: 45 points (16 of 25), 8 rebounds, 7 assists

a group of men playing a game of basketball: LeBron James in the 2014 NBA Finals and 2008 Eastern Conference semifinals.

LeBron James in the 2014 NBA Finals and 2008 Eastern Conference semifinals.
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