James Leads Cavs Past Celts to Force Game 7

James Leads Cavs Past Celts to Force Game 7

That's what I kept thinking while watching the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Boston Celtics, 109-99, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

During the third quarter, James asserted his dominance in a pretty significant way, owning Terry Rozier with a vicious chase-down block on a would-be layup attempt.

James played all 82 regular-season games for the first time in his career and is already at 100 for the year with at least four more to come.

To put it in perspective of just how ridiculously good James is, on Sunday he snapped a streak of either scoring 40 points or posting a triple double in seven consecutive elimination games. "But more importantly, just the work that I put into it".

George Hill added 20 points, and Jeff Green 14 for the Cavs. And as another free-agency decision looms and speculation swirls, all that matters for now is the 48 minutes to follow. ESPN is included in the Hulu Live TV package so you'll be able to quickly join in time to watch the Cavs Celtics Game 6 battle online.

Boston won its three games at home and the Cavs proved to be unbeatable in Cleveland.

Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Boston 31 (Horford 9), Cleveland 44 (James 11). Bomani Jones has talked about how different Cleveland fans are with their defensiveness and willingness to go over the top whenever someone attacks us.

Jaylen Brown and the Celtics opened up the game with an early 10-6 lead at 6:58 and hustled their way through the quarter to maintain the lead behind solid play from their rising stars and company.

In a way, it felt like it encapsulated Game 7: a gritty 87-79 win for the Cleveland Cavaliers to advance to the NBA Finals.

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Boston shot 61.1 percent from the field, with Brown dropping a cool 15 points in the first en route to a 25-20 lead to start the second.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts in the second half against the Boston Celtics during Game Five of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 23, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.

His numbers in elimination games are staggering and he not only lived up to them, he obliterated them.

"Greatness", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said simply of James. Tatum finished with 15 but was largely a nonentity during the first half. Friday he scored 20 points, his most of the postseason, on 7-of-12 shooting.

"I'll be better Sunday", Horford said after the game.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, "I thought the biggest moment of the game was when we couldn't extend the lead in the second quarter".

While the pressure is certainly on LeBron James to get his team the win, he's taking it all in stride. He didn't come back, and guys got together and they played.

Rozier III lead all Celtics with 28 points (10-16 FG, 6-10 3PT), three rebounds and seven assists in 40 minutes.

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