The Cleveland Cavaliers are now moving on to the second round matchup of the 2017 NBA Playoffs as LeBron James led the sweep against the Indiana Pacers on Sunday.
With the win against the Pacers, the Cavs are now the first team this season to have won the first round, 4-0 among any other teams in the league. Cavs forward, LeBron James, led all four games into victory with his final first-round averages of 32.8 PPG, 9.8 RPG and 9.0 APG just a few decimals away from a triple-double average. James also broke a number of NBA all-time playoff records during the series.
During the Cavs-Pacers game 3, where the Cavs led 2-0, James passed former Lakers superstar, Kobe Bryant in two different NBA all-time categories. Those were the all-time playoffs leading scorers, in which James moved up to third and the all-time playoffs three-pointers made, where James move up to fourth. He also surpassed Wes Unseld for the all-time rebound leaders, moving up to the seventh place.
On the most recent game, where they sweep Indiana with the final score of 106-102, James once again dominated and broke the NBA all-time field goals made, moving up to the fourth place, surpassing Kobe Bryant again. This was also the fifth consecutive year for LeBron to win on every single game of the first round best-of-seven series. ESPN reported that the last time he lost a game in the first round was in 2012, against the New York Knicks. James went on to win the series and the championship that year with the Miami Heat.
The win over the Pacers also marked the tenth best-of-seven series sweep for James, the most ever in the NBA history. He surpassed former San Antonio Spurs superstar, Tim Duncan, who had nine. During the postgame interview, Cavs head coach, Tyronne Lue, praised James of his performance on every game of the series that led to their victory. The team will face either the Toronto Raptors or the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the Eastern Conference NBA playoffs.