|Feb. 15 5:43 PM PT6:43 PM MT7:43 PM CT8:43 PM ET1:43 GMT9:43 6:43 PM MST8:43 PM EST5:43 UAE (+1)02:4320:43 ET7:43 PM CTNaN:� - James scored 31 points on 12-of-17 shooting - including 4 of 5 3-pointers - and had five rebounds and four assists Wednesday against Indiana.
Analysis: James was limited to 32:35 for his shortest playing time in 17 games. He's really found the range lately, going 33 of 47 (70.2 percent) from the field the last three games while averaging 10.0 assists and 6.0 boards.
|Feb. 14 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)04:1922:19 ET9:19 PM CTNaN:� - James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds Tuesday.
Analysis: James has totaled 52 points and 26 assists in the last two games.
|Feb. 11 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST6:12 UAE (+1)03:1221:12 ET8:12 PM CTNaN:� - James and Kyrie Irving each scored 27 points and combined for three 3-pointers in Cleveland's long-range barrage in the third quarter that sent the Cavaliers to a 125-109 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday night.
Analysis: James added 12 assists in 32 minutes as the defending NBA champions won for the fifth time in six February games after going 7-8 in January.
|Feb. 8 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST19:42 UAE16:4210:42 ET9:42 AM CTNaN:� - James will play Wednesday night at Indiana, but if he plays a high number of minutes, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says he could hold his superstar out of Thursday's game at Oklahoma City.
Analysis: The three games for which James has been rested this season all came on the back end of a back-to-back, so it certainly wouldn't come as a shock if it happened again this week. James did play both ends of a back-to-back twice in January and hasn't sat out a game since Dec. 26. He's second in the league with 37.6 minutes per game behind Kyle Lowry (37.7).
|Feb. 8 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST5:52 UAE (+1)02:5220:52 ET7:52 PM CTNaN:� - James will start at Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Analysis: After Wednesday's win at Indiana, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he would probably rest James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving against the Thunder in the second half of a back-to-back. But now all three are expected to play.
|Feb. 6 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET3:52 GMT11:52 8:52 PM MST10:52 PM EST7:52 UAE (+1)04:5222:52 ET9:52 PM CTNaN:� - James finished 32 points and a career-high 17 assists, banking in a miraculous falling-out-of-bounds 3-pointer before fouling out in overtime of the Cavs' 140-135 win in Washington.
Analysis: The four-time NBA MVP hadn't been whistled for six fouls in a game since January 2014. He passed Lenny Wilkens for 13th on the all-time assists list, and became the first player in NBA history to rank in the top 20 in points (eighth), assists (13th) and steals (20th).
|Feb. 4 8:42 PM PT9:42 PM MT10:42 PM CT11:42 PM ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST8:42 UAE05:4223:42 ET10:42 PM CTNaN:� - James had 32 points and 10 assists and Cleveland beat the New York Knicks 111-104 on Saturday.
Analysis: James is averaging 26.4 points, 10.6 assists and shooting better than 60 percent in his last nine games.
|Feb. 1 6:15 PM PT7:15 PM MT8:15 PM CT9:15 PM ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST6:15 UAE (+1)03:1521:15 ET8:15 PM CTNaN:� - James had 27 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds Wednesday against Minnesota.
Analysis: James averages 8.6 assists, but he's pushed that number to 10.2 over the last 10 games. It hasn't hurt his scoring as he's put up 24.2 points during that span.
|Jan. 29 4:18 PM PT5:18 PM MT6:18 PM CT7:18 PM ET0:18 GMT8:18 5:18 PM MST7:18 PM EST4:18 UAE (+1)01:1819:18 ET6:18 PM CTNaN:� - James had 25 and 14 rebounds and Cleveland played one of its best all-around games in weeks, beating the Thunder 107-91.
Analysis: James became the first player in Cavaliers history to score 20,000 points for the franchise. He came in needing six points to hit the plateau and reached it with a layup early in the second quarter.
|Jan. 27 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST6:35 UAE (+1)03:3521:35 ET8:35 PM CTNaN:� - James had 31 points and 11 assists and the Cavaliers ended a turbulent week with a 124-116 victory over the Nets on Friday night.
Analysis: James, who played just 34 minutes with the game well in hand, criticized the team construction following a loss to New Orleans, which played without All-Star Anthony Davis, on Monday. He met with his teammates, coach Tyronn Lue and general manager David Griffin, prior to a loss to Sacramento on Wednesday. The Cavs host Oklahoma City on Sunday, and James averaged 29 points and 11 assists against the Thunder last season.
|Jan. 25 7:14 PM PT8:14 PM MT9:14 PM CT10:14 PM ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST7:14 UAE (+1)04:1422:14 ET9:14 PM CTNaN:� - James finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in Wednesday's overtime loss to the Kings, Cleveland's sixth defeat in eight games.
Analysis: James met with his teammates, coach Tyronn Lue and general manager David Griffin earlier in the day to discuss the remarks he made following a loss on Monday at New Orleans. Griffin was most upset with the superstar's assertion that the Cavs appeared satisfied.
|Jan. 24 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET18:51 GMT2:51 11:51 AM MST1:51 PM EST22:51 UAE19:5113:51 ET12:51 PM CTNaN:� - James had 26 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds Monday, but he also had a team-high six turnovers as Cleveland lost to a Pelicans team playing without Anthony Davis.
Analysis: James' frustration with the team having lost five of seven far overshadowed the fact this was his fourth triple-double of the season and first since Nov. 27. He's averaging 5.3 turnovers this month after ending 2016 at 3.8 per game.
|Jan. 19 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST8:03 UAE05:0323:03 ET10:03 PM CTNaN:� - James had 21 points, 15 assists and nine rebounds as Cleveland looked more like an NBA champion in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Analysis: James still spent nearly 40 minutes on the court chasing a triple double, an odd move in a game the Cavaliers had well in hand.
|Jan. 14 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST19:59 UAE16:5910:59 ET9:59 AM CTNaN:� - James matched a season low with 16 points Friday, but he equaled a season high with 15 assists as he attempted just 12 field goals, hitting six.
Analysis: It was just the second time in 15 games that James reached double digits in assists. More such outings could be on the way with newcomer Kyle Korver (18 points) getting on track Friday and Iman Shumpert (16 points) joining the starting lineup.
|Jan. 8 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)04:1922:19 ET9:19 PM CTNaN:� - James scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavaliers fought off Phoenix down the stretch to beat the Suns 120-116 on Sunday night.
Analysis: James, who also had eight rebounds Sunday, is shooting 63.8 percent in his last three games.
|Jan. 6 7:32 PM PT8:32 PM MT9:32 PM CT10:32 PM ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST7:32 UAE (+1)04:3222:32 ET9:32 PM CTNaN:� - James scored 36 points, carrying Cleveland while Irving and Love had slow starts in their return to the lineup in a 116-108 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.
Analysis: James has averaged 31.3 points on 54 percent shooting with 7.5 rebounds and 7 assists over his past four games.
|Jan. 4 7:28 AM PT8:28 AM MT9:28 AM CT10:28 AM ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST19:28 UAE16:2810:28 ET9:28 AM CTNaN:� - James will play Wednesday after missing shootaround due to an illness.
Analysis: The Cavs need him considering Kevin Love (illness) and Kyrie Irving (hamstring) will sit out.
|Jan. 4 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST8:03 UAE05:0323:03 ET10:03 PM CTNaN:� - James, who has been battling a head cold for several days, was questionable until about 20 minutes before Wednesday's game with the Bulls. He was the only member of Cleveland's ''Big 3'' in uniform and finished with 31 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 37 minutes in a 106-94 loss.
Analysis: James said there was never any question he would play. ''If I can walk, I can go,'' he said, ''unless coach tells me to sit down. My plan was to play.'' James and the Cavs are now set to embark on a season-high six-game road trip that concludes Jan. 16 with the Warriors.
|Jan. 2 6:01 PM PT7:01 PM MT8:01 PM CT9:01 PM ET2:01 GMT10:01 7:01 PM MST9:01 PM EST6:01 UAE (+1)03:0121:01 ET8:01 PM CTNaN:� - James totaled 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists to lead a short-handed Cavaliers team to Monday's 90-82 win over New Orleans.
Analysis: A rather standard night for LeBron, who's averaging a well-rounded 25.6 points, 8.6 assists and 7.8 rebounds for the season. The superstar forward has put up 29 points or more in four of his last seven games.
|Dec. 31 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET1:36 GMT9:36 6:36 PM MST8:36 PM EST5:36 UAE (+1)02:3620:36 ET7:36 PM CTNaN:� - James scored 17 of his 32 points in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-109 on Saturday night.
Analysis: James has topped 30 in two of his last three contests.
|Dec. 26 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST2:05 UAE (+1)23:0517:05 ET4:05 PM CTNaN:� - James is resting Monday against Detroit.
Analysis: This isn't surprising considering he played 40 emotional minutes in the Cavs' thrilling comeback win over the Warriors on Christmas Day.
|Dec. 25 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST1:57 UAE (+1)22:5716:57 ET3:57 PM CTNaN:� - James had 31 points and made 4 of 8 3-pointers as the Cavaliers beat the Warriors 109-108 on Christmas.
Analysis: James added a season high-tying 13 rebounds but finished with just four assists - his fewest since Nov. 29.
|Dec. 21 5:38 PM PT6:38 PM MT7:38 PM CT8:38 PM ET1:38 GMT9:38 6:38 PM MST8:38 PM EST5:38 UAE (+1)02:3820:38 ET7:38 PM CTNaN:� - James had 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists Wednesday.
Analysis: James is averaging 29.9 points, 8.3 assists and 7.8 rebounds over his last nine games while shooting 54.8 percent. He's 9 for 16 from 3-point range over the past two.
|Dec. 20 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST7:21 UAE (+1)04:2122:21 ET9:21 PM CTNaN:� - James hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late in overtime and finished with 34 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in Cleveland's 114-108 win at Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Analysis: A typical night at the office for James, who's averaging 30 points, 8.6 assists and 7.6 rebounds over a dominant eight-game stretch in which he's shot 55.5 percent from the field.
|Dec. 14 4:17 PM PT5:17 PM MT6:17 PM CT7:17 PM ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST4:17 UAE (+1)01:1719:17 ET6:17 PM CTNaN:� - James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love all did not make the trip for Wednesday's game at Memphis.
Analysis: James gets a night off with the Cavaliers wrapping up a home-and-home series with the Grizzlies that began Tuesday. The four-time MVP has been averaging over 39 minutes over his last six games.
|Dec. 10 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET4:34 GMT12:34 9:34 PM MST11:34 PM EST8:34 UAE05:3423:34 ET10:34 PM CTNaN:� - James was absolutely superb in the Cavs' 116-105 win over Charlotte on Saturday. The four-time MVP had a season-high 44 points on 17-of-24 shooting while adding 10 assists, nine rebounds and three steals.
Analysis: Now the only player in NBA history with 27,000 points, 7,000 rebounds and 7,000 assists, James is on a five-game tear in which he's averaged 31.4 points, 9 assists and 7.2 rebounds. He clearly isn't slowing down at all as he approaches his 32nd birthday.
|Dec. 9 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST6:56 UAE (+1)03:5621:56 ET8:56 PM CTNaN:� - James scored 27 points Friday to move into ninth place on the NBA's career scoring list.
Analysis: James passed Elvin Hayes on a driving layup with 6:58 remaining and has 27,315 career points. The four-time MVP also had eight assists and is four away from becoming the 16th player in NBA history to compile 7,000 in his career - and the first frontcourt player to reach the milestone.
|Dec. 7 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CTNaN:� - James took a season-low 10 shots and scored 25 points in a rout of the Knicks on Wednesday.
Analysis: James didn't need to the offensive focal point Wednesday so he contributed in other ways with six rebounds, seven assists and two blocks. He also made 10 of a season-high 14 free-throw attempts. Clearly, James isn't interested in monster scoring games or piling up triple-doubles, instead doing just enough to guarantee wins.
|Dec. 5 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)04:0922:09 ET9:09 PM CTNaN:� - James had 34 points, eight rebounds and seven assists Monday to help the Cavs win in Toronto to end a three-game losing streak.
Analysis: The Cavaliers received a scare just 1:29 into the game when James fell awkwardly after converting an alley-oop dunk. He remained on one knee and Cleveland responded by calling a timeout, but he was back on the court when the game resumed.
|Dec. 3 8:18 AM PT9:18 AM MT10:18 AM CT11:18 AM ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST20:18 UAE17:1811:18 ET10:18 AM CTNaN:� - James had 27 points and 13 assists in the Cavs' 111-105 loss to the Bulls on Friday.
Analysis: James also had eight turnovers as his role as the Cavaliers' primarily playmaker is also leading to a lot of miscues. He has 20 turnovers during Cleveland's three-game skid.
|Dec. 1 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST8:23 UAE05:2323:23 ET10:23 PM CTNaN:� - James was held to a season-low 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: James, who moved past Bob Cousy (6,955) for 16th place on the career assists list, missed his only two 3-point attempts and failed to make at least one for the first time since the season opener. James has nine rebounds and nine assists in his last two games after he had 10 and 13, respectively, as part of a triple-double against the 76ers.
|Nov. 27 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST0:17 UAE (+1)21:1715:17 ET2:17 PM CTNaN:� - James had 26 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds Sunday for his third triple-double of the season and second in the last three games.
Analysis: He's nearly averaging a triple-double with 23.6 points, 9.7 assists and 8.4 boards in his first 14 games. James had three triple-doubles in 76 games last season.
|Nov. 25 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST6:23 UAE (+1)03:2321:23 ET8:23 PM CTNaN:� - James settled for 19 points, 11 assists and five rebounds in Friday's rout of Dallas, playing just over 29 minutes in his 1,000th regular-season game with the outcome never in question.
Analysis: James surely could've piled up the numbers against a terrible Mavericks team, but rest seemed the wiser option. He reached double digits in assists for the sixth time in 13 games after doing so 11 times in 76 contests in 2015-16.
|Nov. 23 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)03:2521:25 ET8:25 PM CTNaN:� - James recorded his 44th career triple-double with a season-high 31 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds while adding three steals Wednesday.
Analysis: He's nearly averaging a triple-double with 23.8 points, 9.3 assists and 8.5 boards in his first 12 games.
|Nov. 18 3:35 PM PT4:35 PM MT5:35 PM CT6:35 PM ET23:35 GMT7:35 4:35 PM MST6:35 PM EST3:35 UAE (+1)00:3518:35 ET5:35 PM CTNaN:� - James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup Friday night against the Detroit Pistons.
Analysis: James rested in Wednesday night's loss at Indiana, the second game of a back-to-back set for the Cavaliers, who defeated Toronto on Tuesday.
|Nov. 18 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)04:0922:09 ET9:09 PM CTNaN:� - James, returning to the lineup after sitting out a game, scored 21 in the Cavs' 104-81 win over the Pistons on Friday.
Analysis: James, who rested Wednesday in a loss to Indiana, made 9 of 14 shots and played only 28 minutes. He had three assists and is four away from passing Guy Rodgers for 17th on the all-time list. The Cavs now don't play again until Wednesday against the Blazers.
|Nov. 16 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET23:09 GMT7:09 4:09 PM MST6:09 PM EST3:09 UAE (+1)00:0918:09 ET5:09 PM CTNaN:� - James sat out of the Cleveland Cavaliers' game Wednesday night at Indiana to rest after playing a night earlier at home, the first game he has missed this season.
Analysis: James has helped the defending champion Cavaliers win nine of their first 10 games, averaging 23.4 points and 8.9 rebounds. Cleveland beat Toronto 121-117 on Tuesday night. James has scored at least 24 points in eight of the last nine games against Indiana. In three games against the Pacers last season, he averaged 28.7 points and 7.7 rebounds.
|Nov. 15 6:03 PM PT7:03 PM MT8:03 PM CT9:03 PM ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST6:03 UAE (+1)03:0321:03 ET8:03 PM CTNaN:� - James had 28 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds Tuesday.
Analysis: That performance raised his season averages to 23.4 points, 9.6 assists and 8.9 rebounds.
|Nov. 13 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST2:18 UAE (+1)23:1817:18 ET4:18 PM CTNaN:� - James sparked a fourth-quarter comeback with 11 points and finished with 19 on Sunday.
Analysis: He shot just 8 for 21 but added eight rebounds and eight assists.
|Nov. 11 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST5:56 UAE (+1)02:5620:56 ET7:56 PM CTNaN:� - James scored at least 20 points for the fifth straight game with 27, 10 rebounds and five assists Friday in a win at Washington.
Analysis: James set season highs with three 3-pointers and six turnovers. He also reached double-digits in rebounds for the third time this season. James became the youngest player in NBA history to score at least 27,000 points. At 31 years, 317 days, he passed Kobe Bryant (32,160) with a 3 in the first quarter.
|Nov. 5 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST2:37 UAE (+1)23:3718:37 ET4:37 PM CTNaN:� - James had 25 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, Kevin Love added 20 points and 11 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers remained unbeaten with a 102-101 victory over the feisty Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Along the way, James also passed NBA Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon to move into 10th place on the league's scoring list. James' driving layup with 6:02 left in the first quarter pushed him past Olajuwon's total of 26,946 points.
|Nov. 3 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST6:40 UAE (+1)03:4022:40 ET8:40 PM CTNaN:� - James stepped up with 30 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in Thursday's win over Celtics.
Analysis: James' previous season high had been 23 points, so perhaps this will get him going offensively. He is averaging 10 assists and nine rebounds.
|Nov. 1 5:03 PM PT6:03 PM MT7:03 PM CT8:03 PM ET0:03 GMT8:03 5:03 PM MST7:03 PM EST4:03 UAE (+1)01:0320:03 ET6:03 PM CTNaN:� - Another game, another near triple-double for James. He had 19 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists Tuesday.
Analysis: In typical fashion, he's averaging 20.5 points, 9.5 assists and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor on the young season.
|Oct. 29 6:30 PM PT7:30 PM MT8:30 PM CT9:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST5:30 UAE (+1)03:3021:30 ET8:30 PM CTNaN:� - James had his third straight solid overall performance to open the season with 23 points, nine assists and six rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: In typical fashion, he's averaging 21.0 points, 10.0 assists and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the floor on the young season.
|Oct. 28 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST4:53 UAE (+1)02:5320:53 ET7:53 PM CTNaN:� - James almost posted his second straight triple-double to open the season as he had 21 points, eight rebounds and seven assists Friday.
Analysis: James scored 19 points and added 11 rebounds and 14 assists Tuesday for his 43rd career triple-double in the regular season and second straight dating back to the NBA Finals.
|Oct. 26 9:15 PM PT10:15 PM MT11:15 PM CT12:15 AM ET4:15 GMT12:15 9:15 PM MST11:15 PM EST8:15 UAE06:150:15 ET11:15 PM CTNaN:� - James scored 19 points and added 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Cavaliers beat the New York Knicks 117-88 on Tuesday night in the NBA season opener.
Analysis: James had his 43rd career triple-double in the regular season and second straight dating back to the Finals, when he eviscerated the Warriors to help the Cavs overcome a 3-1 deficit and win Game 7 in Oakland.
|Sep. 29 6:32 AM PT7:32 AM MT8:32 AM CT9:32 AM ET13:32 GMT21:32 6:32 AM MST8:32 AM EST17:32 UAE15:329:32 ET8:32 AM CT12:32 - James averaged 35.6 minutes per game last season, a career-low, and if Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gets his way, James could play even less this season.
Analysis: James, 31, played 39.1 minutes per game in the playoffs. Lue said effectiveness is not the concern, rather longevity and stamina into the summer months when the NBA Finals wrap. To be in position to defend the NBA title, Cleveland is carving a detailed plan for James to get plenty of rest.
|Aug. 11 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET22:08 GMT6:08 3:08 PM MST5:08 PM EST2:08 UAE (+1)00:0818:08 ET5:08 PM CT21:08 - James and the Cavaliers agreed to terms on a three-year, $100 million contract Thursday.
Analysis: James, who reportedly holds a player option on the third year of the deal, led the city of Cleveland to its first championship in 52 years as the Cavs became the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals to defeat the defending champion Warriors.