At the 2006 All-Star Game , James led the East to victory with 29 points and was named the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player .  Behind final season averages of points, 7 rebounds, and assists per game,  he finished second in overall NBA Most Valuable Player Award voting to Steve Nash .  Under James' leadership, the Cavaliers qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1998.  In his postseason debut, he recorded a triple-double in a winning effort versus the Washington Wizards .  In Game 3 of the series, he made the first game-winning shot of his career, making another in Game 5.  Cleveland would go on to defeat the Wizards before being ousted by the Detroit Pistons in the second round.