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A Nigerian man ends LeBron James’ 21-game playoffs record

A Nigerian man ends LeBron James’ 21-game playoffs record

A Nigerian man has ended LeBron James 21-game Playoffs record after helping his side to a 98-80 win on the road in the game 1 of the first round playoff played on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Victor Oladipo who is an American basketballer of Nigerian-descent stuffed the stat sheet to help Indiana Pacer secure the game one in their playoff series against Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Before the loss on Sunday, LeBron James had gone 21 games without a loss in the NBA Playoffs first round, his last defeat in the first round was on May 6th, 2012.

It took a dominant display from Victor Oladipo before “The King” could be stopped. Victor Oladipo who made his first All-Star game this season showed why he is an all-star.

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Victor Oladipo had 32 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals to help the Pacer take the first game against Cavs and avenge their last season 4-0 sweep in the first round.

“We believe that we can win,” Oladipo said. “We came into this game with a mentality that we wanted to attack on both ends of the floor and play the way we’ve been playing all year, and we did a great job of that. It’s only one game, it’s only Game 1.”

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The game two will still be played at Cav’s Quicken Loans Arena on 19th of April.

By: Tope Adefala

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