2011 NBA FINALS GAME 5: Feels Like Game 7 Don't it LeGone James?

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In four NBA Finals' fourth quarters, LeBron James has three baskets. He's been outscored in the final quarters of this series by Dirk Nowitzki, 44-9.

In Game 4 he not only scored a playoff career-low 8 points -- first time in 433 games he's been held below 10 -- he let Jason Terry blow by him off the dribble three times during the Mavericks' rally from nine points down to an improbable victory that tied the series 2-2 and set the stage for tonight's dramatic Game 5.

While Dwyane Wade is re-establishing himself as an elite superstar and the unopposed leader of the Heat, LeGone James has yet to score a point in the final five minutes of a game in which the margin has been five points or less.

And now old nemesis DeShawn Stevenson is calling him out, saying James "checked out" of Game 4.

The self-proclaimed King has been humbled, if not humiliated.

Said James yesterday, "It's that time that I get myself going."

His Tweet this morning at 1:27 a.m.: Now or Never!!

Take cover? Or take comfort?

While LeBron will likely play his best, most aggressive game of the season, Nowitzki has a history of being pretty dang well in Game 5s himself:

In the Dirk Era (2000-Present) the Mavs are 8-9 in Game 5s. Dirk has played in all but one of those -- he missed the San Antonio West Finals in '03 with a sprained knee -- and has averaged 29 points and 11 rebounds.

In Game 5s at AAC Dirk is 4-1, including his 50-point, 12-rebound game against the Suns in the '06 West Finals.

 

Year  Opponent  Points-Rebounds   Result

2010

vs. Spurs       15- 9   W

 

2009

at Spurs        31-9     W

at Nuggets    32-10    L

 

2008

at Hornets     22-13   L

 

2007

at Warriors    30-12   W

 

2006

at Spurs:       31-10   L

vs. Suns:       50-12   W

at Heat:         20-8    L

 

2005

vs. Rockets    23-13   W

at Suns         34-10    L

 

2004

at Kings         31-14   L

 

2003

vs. Blazers    35-11   L

vs. Kings      16-15   W

vs. Spurs      DNP-Knee  W

 

2002

at Kings        32-12  L

 

2001

at Jazz          18-4    W

at Spurs        42-18  L 

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22 comments
Idk
Idk

WHERE IS GAME SEVEN SUPPOSE TO BE??????

MAVSSUCK
MAVSSUCK

NoRINGzki is more a' like it!!! 

reality check
reality check

"DeShawn Stevenson is calling him out, saying James "checked out" of Game 4."

I don't think he exactly called him out. Rome asked the question: "was he facilitating or did he just check out". Stevenson stated "both". So Rome plants the phrase "check out" and the national press runs with it as a call out because its a good story. You don't want to let the truth get in the way of good ratings these days.

http://tvider.com/view/56549

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

Portland Trail Bitches.Flamingo Fade Away.Dirk Noquitski.LeGone James.something about Red River Rivalry.

You must be butter, RW, because you're on a roll!!

Actually, if James feels the need to take over the game, it could be good. Less shots for Wade and if LBJ tries too hard, it could backfire.

Scott
Scott

Anyone have any lower level tix to the game tonight? I won't pay over face value. Let me know.

Thanks

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Dirk is good in Game 5's, something else I learned on KTCK this morning.  See that 1310 comes in pretty good in RW's pink Miata.  Good to know he just has poor taste in clothing, music, headwear, hairdo..etc

Sybil's bush
Sybil's bush

We get it. You came up with NO-QUIT-ZKI and you want it to take off. Much like your radio show it won't even be a blip on the radar.

CrackerDaddy
CrackerDaddy

LeGone was MIA in the 4th AGAIN last night.  

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Eff Rome, Eff the Heat, Eff Lebron't, Eff Wade, Eff Bosh..Eff Flo Rida, Eff Florida, Eff the U..and most of all Eff RW.  Mavs in 7!

Mishon
Mishon

Red River Rally. He got so much shit for that one, he quit using it. He says Chokelahoma now. I am kind of surprised he didn't coin anything for Dirk's sick game.

P1Steven
P1Steven

Anyone have a genie in the bottle?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Good luck with that. Methinks you'll be watching on TV.

Sybil's Beaver
Sybil's Beaver

We get it, you stole my bit and not very well, back the fuck up before I shove a dill in your mouth you cumdumptser

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Hey LeRichie, here are some more:

LeDoneLeDon'tLeDidn'tLeQuitLeShit

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

how bout LeWhitt?  spare over inflated egos latching on to someone else's talents for the benefit of themselves

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

contemplating, me likey Joyce but possibly not as much as Berkman!

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Can't resist. RW is just a paid troll anymore too, and it's fun to wind and release the nutkicking leg.

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