Discussing the Cavaliers’ Epic NBA Finals Comeback

In the tenth episode of the StatMuse podcast “Stat Stories,” Chad Shanks and Justin Kubatko discuss the Cleveland Cavaliers’ epic NBA Finals comeback victory over the Warriors and what it means for both teams and their respective superstars going forward.

Listen to the embedded audio and browse through the StatMuse searches mentioned in the episode (data accurate as of the date of publication).

LeBron James led both teams in the NBA Finals in nearly every stat possible.

most points by a player this season in the finals
most rebounds by a player this season in the finals
most assists by a player this season in the finals
most steals by a player this season in the finals
most blocks by a player this season in the finals

Even with LeBron’s legacy-defining victory, haters will continue to point out his losing record in the NBA Finals.

lebron james winning percentage by season in the finals

Bruh…

Kicking them while they’re down.

There’s no pleasing some people.

At least Tyronn Lue will be remembered for something in addition to this.

The Warriors did end up breaking their own record for threes attempted and made in a Finals series, but that may not provide much consolation.

most 3pa by a team in a season in the finals
most 3pm by a team in a season in the finals

Kevin Love was asked to change his game when he came to Cleveland, much like Chris Bosh was when he joined LeBron in Miami.

chris bosh shots with the raptors
chris bosh shots with the heat

You can bet on just about anything related to the NBA Finals — including whether or not LeBron will again leave Cleveland in free agency.

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