LeBron James comes out on fire, scores first 16 points for Cavaliers in Game 2 vs. Pacers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers had a miserable Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, a stunning 18-point loss that Cleveland was never really in.

It was the first Game 1 loss for a LeBron James-led team since 2012, a winning streak that was snapped at 21 games. After the game, James said that he wasn’t that concerned about the poor performance, that there was a learning curve for some of his new teammates.

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“Listen, experience is the best teacher, and they got it today,” James said of his teammates. “I think everybody is going to be a lot more calm and a lot more precise in what we want to do, too. So it’s definitely a feel-out game. We’ll see what they’re going to do.”

Apparently “everybody is going to be a lot more calm” translates into “I’m going to take over and do everything next time.”

James opened up Wednesday’s Game 2 against the Pacers on a mission. He scored the Cavs’ first 16 points of the game en route to a 20-point first quarter as Cleveland jumped out to a big lead.

He did it from deep.


He did it from mid-range.


He did it on fall-back jumpers.


Before the quarter was done, he had tied the franchise playoff record for field goals in a quarter.

So yeah. James said he wasn’t worried. Now we know why.

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LeBron James responded to the Cavs’ stunning Game 1 loss to the Pacers by scoring Cleveland’s first 16 points in Game 2. (AP)
LeBron James responded to the Cavs’ stunning Game 1 loss to the Pacers by scoring Cleveland’s first 16 points in Game 2. (AP)

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