Saturday, June 6, 2015

How many shots will LeBron take in Game 2?

In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James shot the ball 38 times.  To put that in perspective, over the past 30 seasons (as far back as Basketball-Reference goes), no Celtics player has ever taken 38 shots in a game.  Since 1985, it's happened a total of just 54 times--and 33 of those belong to Michael Jordan (17) and Kobe Bryant (16).  Only 15 guys in the last three decades have attempted 38 or more field goals in a single game.

It was the first such occasion for LeBron, who set a new career high for field goal attempts.  And now his All-Star teammate Kyrie Irving, who took 22 shots of his own in Game 1, is out for the year (luckily Kelly Olynyk is not responsible).

How many times will LeBron shoot in Game 2?  Fifty?  Jordan's record is 49...

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