LeCron James teamed up with Oscar Robertson to record 5 wins over the Rockets in the Lakers’ game


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In the first round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers lost Game 1 to the Portland Trail Blazers, then fell to four straight wins to take care of the trade. Thanks to their dominant win in Game 5 over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, things played out the exact same way in the second round. Now, the Lakers are in the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 2010.

As expected, LeBron James led the way in closing things off with 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists within 30 minutes. This was another incredible playoff performance of “The King”, which we have become quite accustomed to over the last 17 years. It was a special one, however, as Lebron made some history in the process.

He joins Plessen’s history with Oscar Robertson as the only two players to score at least 250 points, 100 rebounds and 80 assists through the first 10 games of the playoff campaign.

In other words, it means at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, which LeBron is doing easily. He is entering the playoffs in the first 10 games of 26.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.8 lockers, and is doing so on split shooting of 55.3 / 37.1 / 72.4.

He is not putting the same outrageous scoring numbers he did in some of his playoff runs with the Cavaliers, but he did not have to thank Anthony Davis. His frontcourt partner has been prolific, and is actually leading the Lakers in scoring this postcard at 27.6 points per game.

But even though his score is slightly down, LeBron has been just as effective as he always comes at playoff time, as he can control the game in so many ways. And for all the numbers that have been discussed before, the most important might be: When LeBron is on the floor at Postson, the Lakers are outselling teams by 15.2 points per 100 possessions; When he sits, they are out by 3.4 points.