LeBron James was impressive in the Cavaliers’ road trip to the West Coast, and bookmaker software services saw that the fans were amazed with his performance.
On Sunday, LeBron James said that in the three games that he played when he returned from injury, he was feeling better than he did throughout the season. After he missed eight meetings in order to rest a sore back and left knee, the player made 34 out of 65 shots (52%), along with 7.7 rebounds and 33.7 PPG last week when they took on the Suns, Lakers and Clippers.
Cleveland, who are currently at 21-20, were able to end their trip with consecutive victories, giving James hope that his squad will get much better. Without James, the Cavaliers went 1-7.
“I know, for me personally, [the two-week layoff] helped me out a lot,” said James. “I’ve felt better in the last three games than I did the whole season, the whole 30-plus games that I appeared in. We’ve had a 2-1 record since I’ve been back, so hopefully we can continue on that path.”
David Blatt, the team’s coach, said that the three-game run made by James proved to be “outstanding” when it comes to performance, and the fans fully agree. On the trip, James was also able to make 10 out of 26 3’s.
This season, James’ 49.2% in shooting is the lowest that he has since the season of 2008-2009, and his 26.0 PPG is the lowest since 2003-2004, when he was playing as a rookie. He has a 5.5 rebounds-per-game average, which is almost 2 less than his 7.2 career average, even though the assists average that he made are up to 7.4 per game.
Late in December, Anderson Varejao suffered a torn Achilles and the team lost his services for the season. Iman Shumpert, a guard who’s a recent trade acquisition, is taking care of an injury to the shoulder, and Kevin Love was not able to play when the team beat the Clippers 126-121on Friday due to an injury to the back.
Love was practicing on Sunday, but bookmaker software services learned that the player’s status is questionable for the meeting with the Bulls.
“We’re starting to pick it up and guys are starting to get healthy, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can become up until the All-Star break and even more than that,” said James.