2020 NBA Playoffs
2020 NBA Playoffs

Closeout special: LeBron James leads Lakers back to NBA Finals

NBA.com Staff

Sep 27, 2020 12:29 AM ET


LeBron James improves to 15-0 when his teams lead 3-1 in a playoff series.

LeBron James is going to a 10th NBA Finals -- and for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers.

James punctuated his 27th career postseason triple-double with a big fourth quarter, powering the Lakers to a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets to win the Western Conference finals in five games.

James finished with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists to become the fourth player to reach 10 NBA Finals.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, James improves to 38-10 (.792 win pct) all-time in closeout games. That is the best record by a player in NBA postseason history (min. 25 games).

Here are some more amazing LeBron stats and reaction to his latest jaw-dropping performance.

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