LeBron James got into some early foul trouble in Wednesday night’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. He sat much of the second quarter and never seemed to get in a scoring rhythm, finishing will just seven total points.
The game ended a double-digit scoring streak for LeBron. According to Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press, LeBron’s streak ended at 276 games, including the regular season and playoffs.
However, LeBron’s regular-season scoring streak still stands at 572 games.
The last time LeBron scored fewer than 10 points was in Game 4 of the 2011 NBA Finals, when he put up just eight points against the Dallas Mavericks.
The good news for Heat fans is that LeBron usually follows up losing performances with a good one.
LeBron’s scoring in his last six appearances after losing the most recent game in which he played: 38, 37, 36, 27, 49, 22.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) May 29, 2014
LeBron rarely falls into foul trouble, and one would assume that he won’t repeat that kind of performance Friday night in Game 6. As long as he is on the floor, he probably gets his points. And the Heat will be favored to win.