LeBron gives Cavs Game 1 victory

In his first career playoff game, LeBron delivered a performance to remember, scoring 32 points while becoming the third player in NBA history to get a triple-double in his playoff debut. The Cavaliers returned to the postseason in style, beating the Wizards 97-86 in Game 1. They got some strong contributions from Eric Snow and Donyell Marshall. Snow finished with 14 points, matching a season high and Marshall dropped 19. The Cavs played some stellar half-court defense as the Wizards shot only 3 of 22 from three-point range.

“I had no idea that (James) had a triple-double,” Cleveland coach Mike Brown said. “He never ceases to amaze me. The things that he does offensively just blow you away.”

The city had been without a playoff appearance by the Cavs for eight years and the fans displayed their excitement. The atmosphere at the Q was electric as the sellout crowd waved white rally towels throughout the game and several times breaking out the M-V-P chant. LeBronís first postseason game was one for the ages as Cavs fans were witnesses to something special Saturday afternoon.

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