LeBron James was on fire Thursday night at Boston’s TD Garden. He set the tone for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals with a 30-point performance in the first half and finished with 45 — the second-best output of his playoff career.
James shot 73 percent from the field, making 19 of his 26 shots from the field, and Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called it a “fearless” performance. The Celtics couldn’t stop LeBron and the only thing that cooled him off was the classless Celtics fan who showered the Heat star and three-time NBA MVP with a beverage as he walked through the tunnel heading toward the locker room.
“I think what fuels him is this moment, and the moment will define you,” Spoelstra said of James, who also had 15 rebounds and five assists. “We’ve been through a lot the last two years. I think we’ve all learned how to compartmentalize and quiet all the noise and just focus on the matter at end.”
James was focused even after the game as he paused momentarily after feeling the water on his back, but he kept on going and wasn’t fazed at all. As for that fan who poured beer on LeBron, he (or she) should be banned from any NBA game. Watch the despicable act: