What LeBron James is doing for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals is, in a word, impressive.
In more words, James lifting his teammates, his franchise and his city on his back and carrying them as far as his 6-foot-8, 250-pound body can take them. So far, the Cavs are trailing 3-2 in the series against the favored Golden State Warriors, with Game 6 on Wednesday night in Cleveland.
Here's a look at James' numbers through the first five games.
LeBron James has scored 183 points through the first five games of the NBA Finals. His 123 through the first three games was the most in league championship history, surpassing Rick Barry's 122 set in 1967.
Of the 250 minutes of game time in Games 1-5, LeBron James has sat for 22 of them. That means he's played more than 90 percent of the time so far.
LeBron James has scored 39.4 percent of the Cavaliers points in Games 1-5 (183 of 464). He was at 42.3 percent after three games, but James was held to just 20 points in Game 4. He put up his third 40-point game of the series in Game 5.
As a team, the Golden State Warriors have attempted 120 free throws, which is 61 more than LeBron James has so far in the NBA Finals. The Warriors are 85-for-120, and James is 42-for-59 from the foul line. Through three games, that margin was only 19, but the Warriors went to the line 27 times in Game 4 (nearly half as many as they had through the first three games combined) and 34 times in Game 5.
LeBron James (44) has seven more assists than the rest of the Cavaliers combined through five games (37).
LeBron James has scored 51 of his 183 points thus far in the fourth quarter (27.9 percent). He had zero points in seven minutes in Game 4, which the Warriors won, 103-82.