LeBron James praises KCP for coming up clutch in Game 4 of NBA Finals - Lakers Daily

LeBron James praises KCP for coming up clutch in Game 4 of NBA Finals

LeBron James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Game 4 of the NBA Finals was a low-scoring, grind-it-out affair, and it called for players other than LeBron James and Anthony Davis to help rescue the Los Angeles Lakers.

Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope responded to the challenge on Tuesday by putting up 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field.

After the game, James gave respect to Caldwell-Pope and his clutch play.

The Georgia native has, at times, been maligned by Lakers fans. He had a tough campaign last season as he struggled mightily with his shot.

This season, however, he has been largely consistent, especially with his 3-ball.

In Game 4, Caldwell-Pope hit 3-of-8 of his shot attempts from downtown, including one late in the fourth quarter to give L.A. some insurance.

He also had five assists to help his team’s cause.

Championship or no championship, Lakers fans should acknowledge how instrumental Caldwell-Pope has been to the team’s success all season.