This year’s NBA Most Valuable Player award will likely go to either Russell Westbrook of the Thunder or Rockets guard James Harden, but LeBron James proved once again that he is still the best player on the planet.
That’s not to say that both Westbrook and Harden don’t deserve the MVP award, they do; they each had phenomenal seasons and it is pretty obvious even to the casual fan that they mean a lot to their teams.
But King James is on another level entirely.
The Cavs Remain Undefeated In The 2017 Playoffs
“The fact that we play our best basketball in the postseason, (it) let’s us know we’re up to the challenge,” James said after the game.
But is there anyone to challenge them?
More specifically, who is going to dethrone the King?
— NBA TV (@NBATV) May 7, 2017
Without Kyle Lowry who was sidelined with a nasty sprained ankle he suffered in Game 2, the Raptors were still able to jump out to an 11 point lead in the first quarter.
Unfortunately, the home crowd wouldn’t go home feeling good about living to see another 2017 playoff game.
Cleveland’s 109-102 Game 4 win over Toronto on Sunday gave the Cavs their 11th straight playoff victory, dating back to last year’s NBA Finals. It was also the 11th playoff sweep for a team with LeBron James on the roster.
DeMar DeRozan after Cavaliers swept Raptors: "If we had LeBron on our team, too, we woulda won." pic.twitter.com/UEgukLJm1S
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 7, 2017
In Game 4, James dominated the Raptors like he did in last year’s Eastern Conference Final, putting up 35 points.
But he wasn’t the only reason the Cavs won.