Friday , Jun , 01 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules

Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – LeBron James put together one of the
great postseason performances in NBA history as he willed Cleveland past
Detroit, 109-107, in double overtime to take the pivotal Game 5 of the Eastern
Conference finals at The Palace. James scored a playoff career-high 48
points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out seven assists for the
Cavaliers, who won their third straight in the series to take a 3-2 lead. The
superstar scored the final 25 points of the game for Cleveland and netted
all 18 points the team scored in the two extra frames. Zydrunas Ilgauskas
added 16 points and eight boards before fouling out. Richard Hamilton
tallied 26 points for the Pistons, who now face elimination. Game 6 of the set
is scheduled for Saturday in Cleveland. Chauncey Billups chipped in with 21
points and seven rebounds while Chris Webber finished with 20 points and
seven boards.