4 Reasons Stephen Curry and LeBron James' Game 5 Performances Were Legendary
Another NBA Finals game, another triple double for LeBron James. Thanks to the stats crew at NBA.com, we know that James became just the second player to record a triple double and score 40 or more points in a single Finals game. And if it wasn’t for Steph Curry’s late-game heroics, the Warriors wouldn’t be heading back to Cleveland up 3-2.
James also became the fourth player in NBA Finals history to record two triple-doubles in the same year, joining the crowd of Wilt Chamberlin, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. James is now tied with Oscar Robertson with six triple-doubles with at least 30 points in the NBA Finals and only trails Magic Johnson by two all-time.
But LeBron James posted more than just another triple-double. And Curry put up some remarkable numbers too, especially in the fourth quarter. His 17 points tied an NBA Finals record in the fourth quarter after hitting 3 of his 5 three-pointers. So what other nuggets can we dig up? Keep reading to find out!