Here's a stat for you: In games LeBron played this season, the Cavaliers are 45-2 in Cleveland and 0-4 in Orlando. The Magic spanked them twice at home in the regular season, including a 29-point rout on April 3, and also took Games 3 and 4 of the East finals. LeBron shot 39.4 percent from the field in those four losses and the Cavs failed to reach 90 points in three of them. To be sure, the burden of breaking through in Orlando doesn't rest solely on LeBron's shoulders. But if the Cavs are going to force a Game 7 in Cleveland, he'll have to carry them there. VIDEO: Hill previews Game 6 | Complete playoff coverage | Scores, schedule | NBA Playoff Central
Can LeBron save himself for the fourth quarter?
In the first four games of the series, LeBron James often wasn't at his best down the stretch, cramping up, missing free throws and committing turnovers. But in Game 5, Cleveland's offense ran through other players (especially Mo Williams) early on as LeBron conserved his strength. Then, when the Cavs really needed him, LeBron got the ball every possession and either scored or assisted on 32 straight points. Keeping him fresh for the fourth quarter will be tougher in Orlando, where the Magic may pull away if LeBron tries to pace himself. The Cavs need to stay close without wearing down their superstar. VIDEO: Hill previews Game 6 | Complete playoff coverage | Scores, schedule | NBA Playoff Central
How will the Magic defend LeBron?
As Charley Rosen explained in his Game 5 analysis, the Cavaliers used a 1-2-2 offensive set throughout the fourth quarter with LeBron initiating things from the top of the key and creating shots for himself and his teammates. The Magic played straight man defense with Mickael Pietrus checking LeBron and other defenders providing help on his drives. Needless to say, it didn't work. Rosen suggests using a box-and-one or diamond-and-one zone, while Randy Hill advises Orlando to double-team LeBron as soon as he crosses halfcourt. One key for the Magic is keeping Dwight Howard, the NBA's defensive player of the year, out of foul trouble. As the team's last line of defense, he's fouled out three times in five games, with 15 of his 27 fouls coming against LeBron. VIDEO: Hill previews Game 6 | <a href="http://msn.fox
What impact will LeBron make on defense?
As stupendous as he's been on offense in this series, LeBron hasn't been as dominant on the defensive end. After finishing second in defensive player of the year voting to Dwight Howard, LeBron has just seven steals and six blocks in five games. The Cavs have mainly put LeBron on point guard Rafer Alston and allowed him to freelance defensively, but Alston frequently has made them pay by hitting open 3-pointers. The Magic also spread the floor so well and have so many weapons on offense, LeBron often is nowhere close to the shooter. It might make more sense if Cleveland sicced him on Rashard Lewis (pictured) or Hedo Turkoglu and had him shut down one of Orlando's multi-talented forwards. VIDEO: Hill previews Game 6 | Complete playoff coverage | Scores, schedule | <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/
How much help will LeBron get?
Contrary to reports, LeBron didn't win Game 5 by himself. Interestingly, while he shot 11 for 24 (45.8%), his teammates went 27 for 52 (51.9%). They're the ones who converted 12 of his passes into assists. Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson made nine of 13 treys and Zydrunas Ilgauskas (6-of-8, 16 points) had his best game of the series. Delonte West and Anderson Varejao also made important contributions on both ends of the court. If all of those guys don't provide similar support in Game 6, it won't matter what LeBron does (see Games 1, 3 and 4). VIDEO: Hill previews Game 6 | Complete playoff coverage | Scores, schedule | NBA Playoff Central