At least Lebron's season will end before his stats can suffer significantly (ie. after he actually plays good teams).
Outside of game 1 he has been pretty bad this series. Game 2 he single handedly let the Magic take the lead in the fourth (1-5 and 3 TOs before the fluke shot), and game 3 he sets a couple of dubious records (lowest FG% for a player scoring more than 40 points in playoffs, second highest FT attempts ever by a perimeter player in a playoff game). He isn't looking good this game either. Hopefully he shows up though, I want to enjoy a classic Lebron performance.
Why is Pietrus allowed to be so physical out there ? Any other player would pick up a foul if they played like that. But he's somehow getting the Bruce Bowen treatment.
I'm wondering the same thing. It just goes back to the horrible inconsistencies of the officials. Pietrus is hand-checking, bodying, and trying to rough up LeBron... Even off of the ball. Yet, they are letting it go, while calling ticky-tack touch fouls on other guys (on both teams).