LeBron James capped his 15th regular season with yet another record.
James played in his 82nd game on Wednesday night against the New York Knicks Keelan Cole Jersey , completing an end to end run that underscores the 33-year-old’s remarkable consistency. The four-time MVP had never played every game in a regular season as he typically sits out games at the end of the year to rest for the playoffs.
Not this year.
James’ previous high was 81 games in 2008-09, when then-coach Mike Brown sat him for the Cavs‘ regular-season finale. James never made playing every game a goal, but he has said he wants to break the mold for players of his age.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he tried to talk James out of playing, but relented.
”He wants to play,” Lue said. ”I mean, it’s hard to play 82 games. I was in the league 11 years. Never had a chance to get to 82. Everything has to go absolutely right. He wants to play and I guess in his 15th year to get to 82, it really says a lot. It says a lot about him. But once he gets his 10 points, don’t be surprised if I yank him out. He might get mad Youth Arden Key Jersey , but I don’t care. I don’t care.”
And Lue kept his word.
After James scored 10 points, extending his NBA record for scoring in double digits to 873 games, Lue sent in Jordan Clarkson for the three-time champion.
James will finish the season leading the league in points and minutes played. He entered the finale averaging 27.7 points with career-highs in assists (9.2) assists and rebounds (8.7). He’s not expected to be named MVP as Houston’s James Harden remains the favorite, but James remains the game’s unquestioned best all-around player.
James will also lead the Cavs in total points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
The Los Angeles Chargers find themselves in a familiar spot after the first week of the NFL season 鈥?0-1 and trying to make sure the season doesn't go off the rails.
As much as coach Anthony Lynn and his team have tried to deflect questions about last year's 0-4 start, those reminders are bound to come up again this week as they prepare for Sunday's game at Buffalo.
The Chargers are 5-9 in September since 2014 Authentic Robert Griffin III Jersey , which is the third-worst mark in the AFC.
Quarterback Philip Rivers, who threw for 424 yards Sunday, said after the 38-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs that this team is better equipped to bounce back compared to previous seasons.
"I think last year at that point we were still a little bit snake-bit of how we lost too many games the previous two years," Rivers said. "It was kind of a little bit the same old story to start out last season and then we kind of got rid of that. I feel like we kind of got rid of that the last 12 games last year.
"We still have to go do it, but there's so many good things that we did today, other than score, which is the most important, that gives me all the confidence in the world that this could be an awesome season."
Lynn said Monday that the biggest takeaways from the loss were the four drops in the passing game. Running back Melvin Gordon had two while wide receivers Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams had one each.
"It's very uncharacteristic. I have not seen that out of our group Authentic Evgeny Kuznetsov Jersey , at all, but it showed up yesterday," Lynn said. "Maybe they were pressing. Maybe after you drop one ball, they felt pressed to make the next catch. I'm not sure."
Gordon, who had 102 yards on nine receptions, said on one of the drops that he didn't get his head around fast enough to see the ball.
Despite the drops and going 3 for 11 on third down, Lynn was mostly pleased with the offense's performance. The Chargers had 541 yards, though 244 came in the fourth quarter when they had the ball for nearly 11 minutes and the Chiefs were well ahead.
The running game with Gordon and Austin Ekeler averaged 5.6 yards per carry and they combined for 14 receptions for 189 yards.
"Those guys have two different skill sets. I like it when they can attack a defense with those skills out of the backfield receiving the ball or running on the perimeter or inside Giants Elite Jerseys ," Lynn said.
Right tackle Joe Barksdale's status remains uncertain after he injured his left knee during the first quarter. Sam Tevi took Barksdale's place and would get the start if Barksdale is out this week.
Defensive end Joey Bosa also remains week-to-week after missing Sunday's game due to a foot injury. Isaac Rochell was in for all but five of the defense's 56 plays and ended up with four tackles.
Lynn said Buffalo's decision on whether Nathan Peterman or Josh Allen starts at quarterback will have no bearing on the overall defensive game plan. The Chargers had great success against Peterman in last year's game, intercepting him five times in the first half of a 52-24 victory.
"If we're facing Peterman, we will try to get after him again like we did last year," Lynn said. "I think of those five interceptions that Joey Bosa was hitting him on four of them. We have to figure out how to apply some pressure to that young man and play our game."
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