Netease Sports reported on September 26:
Since the Western Conference Finals,
According to statistics, LeBron has led the series with a 3-1 lead 14 times before, all of which have won without losing once. Eleven of them ended in the fifth game, ending the entire series with a score of 4-1.
And of these 11 times, two of them occurred in this year’s playoffs. They defeated the Trail Blazers 4-1 in the first round, and defeated the same score in the Western Conference semifinals.
Prior to this, the Lakers led the Nuggets 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals. During LeBron's playoff career, his team has won a 2-0 lead 22 times, eventually winning all series without losing a single. This is also a historical record. Among all players who have played every game in the series, LeBron is the player with the most series wins with a 2-0 lead.
This shows how strong LeBron’s leadership is. As long as the team gains a large score advantage, the team he leads will never let go and give the opponent a chance to reverse.
Lakers coach Vogel said that the players' current mentality is very firm. "Our team has a winning attitude towards every playoff game. We had this mentality before facing the Blazers and the Rockets in the end battle. Because this is the most difficult game of the series. Next, our mentality will not be different."