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LeBron James shines, carries Cavs to Game 7 with 115-101 win over Warriors to even series

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 16, 2016

CLEVELAND: J.R. Smith lofted the pass toward the sky and LeBron James soared through five decades of rot and rust to catch it. When he landed, when the crowd roared and James swung from the rim like a pendulum, the Cavaliers lead was 19 and this series was headed to the Bay Area for the most delicious event in all of sports: Game 7.

Fifty-two years of misery are four quarters from distant memory. The Cavs beat the Golden State Warriors again on Thursday 115-101 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, evening this series at 3-3 and handing the Warriors consecutive losses for just the second time this season.

No NBA team has ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win a championship. The Warriors haven’t lost three consecutive games in more than three years. None of that matters anymore. LeBron James is big game hunting. The championship is four quarters away.

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LeBron James calm, relaxed while facing another elimination

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 16, 2016

INDEPENDENCE: Thirteen years and two championships in the NBA have taught LeBron James how to handle anticipation and anxiety. Facing his second elimination game in 72 hours, James was relaxed Thursday morning.

That is, until the t-shirts were mentioned.

Fans attending Thursday’s Game 6 will receive a black t-shirt instead of the traditional wine and gold that have been handed out at each of the last nine home playoff games. This is of no concern to James, but he was still asked about it.

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