Alex Caruso LeBron James
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The Los Angeles Lakers point guard Alex Caruso spoke highly of his superstar teammate LeBron James after he led the Lakers to the NBA Finals by eliminating the Denver Nuggets in five games.

James had a big game with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. He took over the fourth quarter and prevented a Nuggets comeback.

“Once LeBron starts making outside shots late in the game, I kind of know it’s over for the other team. Just because I know we’re gonna get stops eventually. We’re gonna make enough plays down the stretch to get the game under control,” Caruso said.

“You got a guy like that, what else you wanna do? Just give him the ball and let him be himself. That’s kind of what we did. He’s one of the greatest players to ever play for real.”