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Uphill task for LeBron to carry limited Cavs to Finals

LeBron James was incredible on Tuesday, willing his Cleveland Cavaliers past the Toronto Raptors in overtime despite never leading in regulation time in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semi-final series.

To hear him after the National Basketball Association (NBA) game, though, the only reason Cleveland won was because of his team-mates. He would later say his performance - 26 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and two blocks - was "probably one of my worst games of the season".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2018, with the headline 'Uphill task for LeBron to carry limited Cavs to Finals'. Print Edition | Subscribe