LeBron's fourth quarter struggles: It is a well-known fact that LeBron James has had trouble closing games, especially playoff games, in the last year or so. In games 2 and 3 against the Indiana Pacers, he struggled mightily, leading to two losses for the Miami Heat.
Despite bouncing back in a larger-than-life way yesterday afternoon (40 pts., 18 reb., 9 ass.), the jury is still out as to whether he has the ability to close out these important games on a regular basis. If he is not able to do so, the Heat may not move on to the next round and even if they do, will have a hard time beating their likely opponent, the Boston Celtics.
At least LeBron believes in himself; his mouthguard has the roman numerals "XVI" to signify the number of wins it takes to gain the title.