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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.

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.

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.”

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

By: Tope Adefala

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