LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers to fourth straight finals over Boston Celtics

29 May, 2018, 00:57 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • LeBron James Single Handedly Muscled Cleveland Into The NBA Finals Yet Again

His knack for showing up in big moments has been tremendously helpful for a team that has lacked a scoring punch in recent years, and he's earned some hefty praise from a number of different National Basketball Association greats (including LeBron James).

Rozier has had an exceptional season, and even though he struggled in Game 7 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. that doesn't take away from what he was able to do this season. Tatum's 3-pointer after a James turnover put Boston back out front 72-71 with 6:04 to play. Boston went six minutes while mustering just one field goal - a Marcus Morris second-chance fadeaway - and the Cavaliers put together a little burst to pull within two with under three minutes to play in the half. If the Cavs are going to win on the road for the first time all series, it'll likely require a monster performance from James.

James kept his team in the lead with his shooting and passing wizardry but faced a formidable adversary in 20-year-old Tatum.

By winning 55 games and getting within a should-have-won of the NBA Finals, a number of players increased their value.

Both Ainge and numerous Celtics players admitted it had to be hard for Irving and Hayward to watch Boston's playoff run without being able to help.

"I want him here all the time", Jackson said about Irving. That may come as soon as next season if James leaves the Eastern Conference.

Ainge scoffed when told how some fans have wondered whether the Celtics should move one of their All-Stars after all the success they enjoyed without them.


Cleveland now await the result of the Western Conference Finals own Game 7 clash between Golden State and Houston.

Jeff Green played 42 minutes filling in for the concussed Kevin Love and added 19 points and eight rebounds while JR Smith had 12 points and Tristan Thompson had 10 points and nine rebounds in 35 minutes down low.

The Celtics have never lost a series they've led 2-0 - making it 36 and 37 straight with this year's first two rounds.

Before picking either side in the 2018 NBA Playoffs, you need to read what SportsLine senior analyst Larry Hartstein has to say.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that a player like Irving could have noticed something on the court the Celtics' coaching was unable to.

Al Horford finished with 17 points and Jaylen Brown had 13 but he was just three-of-12 from the three-point line.

But ultimately Boston's very bad 3-point shooting (7-of-39) and 29-percent second-half shooting did the team in.

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