The NBA has just a couple of games remaining in the regular season, and there are multiple teams in the Eastern Conference that can make a run in the playoffs.
Obviously, one of those teams is the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Led by LeBron James, the Cavs are a clear favorite, but could LeBron's play in the final minutes of the game actually be a worry for the Cavs? Judging by this stat, it is.
LeBron James is shooting 8-17 from the free throw line in the final 10 seconds of a 1-possession game this season.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 7, 2018
That's the worst FT percentage in a season in the last 20 seasons in that situation (min. 10 attempts).
Over the course of his 15-year career, LeBron is shooting his 11th worst free-throw percentage in 2018.
That is not exactly comforting if you are Tyronn Lue trying to figure out who gets the ball in the dying embers of the game.
Regardless of the missed free throw, LeBron James performed like the MVP of this league tonight.— Cleveland Sports Talk (@CLEsportsTalk) April 7, 2018
44 PTS. 11 AST. 11 REB. pic.twitter.com/o9ijigbQVS
Considering LeBron is definitely big enough to drive and draw and foul, Lue may want to consider drawing up a different game plan that does not involve LeBron going to the line.
Now don't get me wrong, LeBron is obviously someone you want to have the ball, but this stat definitely gives the Cavs something to think about.