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LeBron James Rises to Occasion in Playoff Win

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LeBron James Rises to Occasion in Playoff Win

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LeBron James Rises to Occasion in Playoff Win

LeBron James Rises to Occasion in Playoff Win

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Thursday night's NBA playoff game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons featured a memorable performance from LeBron James, who led the Cavaliers to a double-overtime victory by scoring his team's final 25 points.

Wall Street Journal sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says that at 22, James is a studious player with a rare kind of vision that invites comparisons to Michael Jordan. Moreover, he looked focused and methodical on the court Thursday night, rather than merely excited by the moment.

As Fatsis tells Robert Siegel, the Cavaliers now have a chance to win the Eastern Conference championship at home on Saturday.

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