The Cavs will meet the victor of Monday's Game 7 in the Western Conference between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, with Game 1 of the NBA Finals coming on Thursday, May 31. It was a signature achievement on maybe, considering the circumstances, the best game he's ever played in the best season he's ever had. "Kevin wanted to play, to be in a Game 7 situation like this in the Eastern Conference Finals, being an All-Star, being our second-best player, and he just wasn't able to go". As they strolled in, owner Dan Gilbert greeted the players, and while most got daps and hugs, LeBron strode past Gilbert pretty quickly with hardly a handshake as he made his way to the podium.
Meanwhile accomplished Celtics rookie Jason Tatum had another stellar performance with 24 points while playoffs dark horse Terry Rozier failed to hit the mark tonight with only four points to his name.
But the Celtics couldn't get 3-pointers to fall, and Cleveland slowly chipped their way back into it. James got 3-pointers from J.R. Smith and Jeff Green, and by the time halftime rolled around, Boston's lead was down to 43-39. This is also Cleveland's fourth Eastern Conference title and NBA Finals appearance on the trot.
James has reached the NBA Finals in eight straight seasons, including four in a row with Cleveland.
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During the fourth quarter of the Celtics' Game 7 matchup with Cleveland, Tatum drove hard to the basket and dunked on LeBron with authority.
"Our goal going into the series was to make him exert as much energy as humanly possible and try to be as good as we can on everybody else, who are good players".
End of quarter: Celtics 26, Cavs 18: Celtics end the quarter on a 9-2 run to stretch their lead back to eight. And the elimination contest looked like it was heading down that path again on Sunday, with Cleveland falling behind by double-digits midway through the second period.
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The Warriors are the defending champs and have been to the Finals three straight years, with two titles. "You just never know". For Thompson, the only thing that matters is those 48 minutes in front of him, and how he plays in them.
"He's had a lot of gaudy games", Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.
LeBron's gargantuan efforts now mean he'll play in his eighth-consecutive NBA Finals series. If he were an National Basketball Association team on his own (and he looks like one right now given his supporting cast), he'd have more Finals seasons than 27 other franchises. To have the opportunity, playing a Game 7, go to the Finals in the Garden.
Although the Celtics were playing on their home court, they had less pressure on them in the grand scheme of things.
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The Cavs didn't miss Love much, after he banged heads with Tatum in the first quarter and was ruled out for the night at halftime. He was especially aggressive in the first half, when he piled up 25 points to help Cleveland build a double-digit lead.