NBA Finals History: 5 highest scoring games in NBA Finals history
#5 LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) v Golden State Warriors, May 31, 2018: 51 points
An omnipresent name in the greatest of all time debate, LeBron James almost single-handedly carried the Cleveland Cavaliers in this game - just like the rest of the 2018 postseason - against the reigning champs and the favourites to blow the Cavs away in the 2018 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors were missing elite defender Andre Iguodala due to injury and LeBron decided to make the most of it. He started the game strongly, making his first 6 buckets to help the Cavs stay in strong contention of Game 1 which was being played at the Oracle Arena.
A strong first-half performance saw LeBron James finish with 24 points in the first 24 minutes of the game. He only went on to better his mark in the last two quarters, dropping another 25 points.
Amidst the iconic fast-paced play of the Warriors and a JaVale McGee shaqtin-a-fool moment, LeBron's resilience kept the Cavs always in the hunt and a brain fart moment from JR Smith took the game to overtime with scores tied at 107 apiece.
This gave LeBron the time that he needed but he could muster only another two points in the remaining duration to take his tally to 51 points from 19 of 32 shooting with 8 dimes and 8 boards. The Warriors though took the game 124-114.