Posted February 04, 2018 04:01:50 Lou Williams has spent the past two seasons working his way back into shape after missing almost three years with knee injuries.
After an extended period of rest, he has returned to the court with a vengeance and will be back in action for the NBA Basketball Live team in the new season.
The 27-year-old point guard will have to adjust to playing on the same team as LeBron James, but he has been a staple of the Cleveland Cavaliers since joining the team in 2012.
In this season’s NBA basketball LIVE, Williams will take on James in a game-winning dunk as part of a game against the Houston Rockets.
In the game’s first quarter, the Cavs led the Rockets 29-23 after a fastbreak layup by James put them up 23-14 with 3:35 left in the first half.
Williams was not a factor on offense, but his athleticism allowed him to find open shooters and make contested shots.
He finished with 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists on 6-for-14 shooting from the field in 27 minutes of action.
The Rockets also lost their third straight game with a 109-88 loss at Portland on Sunday.
With Williams out of the lineup, James and fellow guard Terrence Jones will be the primary point guards for the Cavs in their first NBA playoff series since 2014.
James and Jones have both been the primary offensive threats for the team throughout their run to the NBA Finals.
With James out, the Cavaliers have to be more efficient at their other positions, as well as the team’s defensive issues, should they get a shot at a championship.
They were 5-for and 8-for8 from the floor in the win over the Blazers, but that was largely due to a team shooting percentage of 33.3 and a turnover percentage of 16.1.
Cleveland’s offense struggled against the Blazers in the second half and could be exposed again if the team does not rebound from a poor performance against Portland.
The Cavs are a game behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the standings for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The NBA Finals begin March 9.