Boston Celtics looking to send LeBron James packing again

Jo Caldwell
May 28, 2018

A stand-out performance from LeBron James has carried the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 109-99 win over the Boston Celtics and forced a seventh-game decider in the National Basketball Association eastern conference finals.

After a season full of turmoil, that included a major revamp of the roster at February's trade deadline with six players offloaded and four acquired, this is arguably seen as James' greatest achievement ever. "Like I've always said, Game 7 is the best two words in sports".

I just have no idea if the other Cavs can deliver a passing grade in Boston. He remains as among the best, if not the best, players in the game, and his presence in the Cavs' fold is undoubtedly what holds together a team filled with malfunctioning parts.

The same franchise that once took names anytime, anywhere this time of year now curls up like a dog in a thunderstorm every time it leaves home. "It doesn't matter what the story line is going to be, it doesn't matter if we're picked to win or not".

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Tatum had a dunk over James with 6:41 left - and stared down the Cavaliers star and bumped him with his chest - and then followed it with a 3-pointer that gave the Celtics a 72-71 lead.

"The 6'10", 250-pounder averaged 17.9 points and 9.3 rebounds on the season, and has been Cleveland's second-leading scorer in the regular season and playoffs.

The last time James did not make the NBA Finals was in 2010. With a loss, the Cavs' season will come to an end.

"I think we've played now until May 25th and May 27th the last two years, and we started on September 25th", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. Brown lit it up with 15 first-quarter points, converting a pull-up jumper with 8.3 seconds remaining that put them ahead 25-20.

It LeBron is a series of incredible long distance shots are not allowed the "Boston" in the final quarter to develop your small success when the Celtics several times reduced the gap to seven points. "Obviously, like I said the other night, I believe in every guy on the bench, whether they played the other night or not". Jeff Green started in Love's place and scored 19 points.

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Celtics: Tatum is the first rookie to have 10 or more playoff games with at least 20 points since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1970.

"The second quarter definitely killed us", Rozier said of Cleveland's 34-18 advantage.

James had eight points and Hill added six to keep the Cavs in it early, but the rest of the team was just 2-for-11 from the field.

Cleveland controlled the game for the balance of the final three quarters with LeBron's steady hand at the controls, despite losing All-Star power forward Kevin Love midway through the first after a head-to-head collision with Tatum.

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