If doesn't work, kick out to Korver or Green. And when the during the following Warriors-Kings matchup, we knew this topic would be around for a while. Coach Brad Stevens praised James for his consistency, and ability to exceed expectations. What's that say about your coach then? Durant isn't one to back down and traded verbal jabs with Portis. James made two trips to the line to put Cleveland ahead 79-74 before setting up a George Hill layup with his ninth assist to make it 81-74 with 1:16 on the clock. I have a weird feeling the Celtics are going to win tonight. Largely, you can forget what's happened to this point in this Eastern Conference finals.
They've been very diligent in this approach. By the fourth quarter, if its close, it will be very interesting to see how Stevens plays it, big or small, or if it's almost a possession-by-possession thing. James scored 46 points and preserved his reign atop the Eastern Conference for at least one more game as the Cleveland Cavaliers shook off losing All-Star with a head injury and beat Boston 109-99 on Friday night to force a decisive climax to this back-and-forth series. Thompson is a true X-factor, a guy who, not that long ago, wasn't getting a single minute of playing time. For now, he's only going to Boston. He is, in many ways, a pass-first player.
James didn't know until after the game that teammate Larry Nance Jr. The winner on Sunday earns a trip to the , which begins on Thursday, May 31 in either Houston or Golden State. He's won a road game in 32 of last 33 series. Moments later, Bulls rookie Wendell Carter Jr. For most of this series, the Celtics have allowed LeBron to play relatively free of true double teams.
Tatum brought the Boston crowd to life by posterising James with a vicious dunk, letting James know about it and then hitting a three-pointer. It held Cleveland to 41 percent shooting from the field overall. He once said he couldn't play 48 minutes in a playoff game. Performances from the likes of Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have earned Boston their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals and they hold home advantage for Game 7. One, if not two of them, will likely have to be if the Celtics are going to keep LeBron from an eighth straight Finals appearances.
Horford, however, is a borderline star player. We got to be ready to come out with our mouth bloodied. The rookie passed the concussion testing that he was given on the bench. Two of the biggest keys to the game are taking care of the basketball — no live turnovers — and getting back in transition. The Cavs need it in Game 7, to put it mildly, and the chances of him not delivering something close to 40 points, or some crazy triple-double, are almost zero.
The comeback was punctuated by LeBron's insane block on Terry Rozier and the ensuing stare down. Sporting News provided live updates from Game 5 of Cavs vs. The Celtics are right to be favored in this game, but it would be nothing less than an organizational failure if this team cannot make it to the. Boy gets hug from LeBron after losing Game 7. Are these guys ready to truly be stars? Here's what you need to know: Who: vs. Where is still playing like LeBron James, the Celtics have found heroics from unexpected places throughout these playoffs, specifically rookie. But that's just what the scoreboard said.
He was up for the challenge. Does it always work out? Hope they enjoyed it while it lasted. Here are all the Boston vs Cleveland Game 7 details including the live stream and start time. The winner-take-all Game 7 is Sunday in Boston, where the Celtics are 10-0 this postseason. They've let guard him in the post. Cleveland dealt with chaos throughout the regular season -- including unloading half of its roster at the trade deadline -- while Boston had injuries to the two players expected to lead them through the East. More specifically, LeBron James has played out of his mind in all of the Cleveland wins.
Still, Boston's lone healthy All-Star, Al Horford, certainly showed he deserved that honor in the postseason. Dropped to 1-4 in Game 6s over the last four postseasons. James faces a tough task on Sunday night, with the Celtics 10-0 at home this postseason. On Sunday, the came back from an early 12-point deficit to hand the Boston Celtics their first home loss of the postseason. We had to play 'Bron as many minutes as he had to. How does Love's absence affect each team? And if they start sending help, how long until is having another 20-point performance like he did in game 6? Jayson Tatum continued his superb postseason with 24 points and seven rebounds and Al Horford was solid with 17 points. For the Cavs, Love's absence means, first and foremost, one less shooter and floor-stretcher to allow LeBron maximum space to do his thing.
He finished with four points in 36 minutes. Michael Jordan also had seven, one off Jerry West's record set in 1965. They'll be matched up for much of the game in all likelihood, and while Horford is not a guy who is going to go out and get you 30, its hard to imagine the Celtics winning if he's completely erased by Thompson, which has happened at various points in this series. The Cavs superstar approached his series averages with 26 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, but his supporting cast outside of Kevin Love 14 points was invisible. He's up to 12 in the 1st Q of Game 7.
Always has been for LeBron. And any talk about James' future is on hold. Who is the X-factor for each team? Jayson Tatum led the way with nine in the opening period, and had eight on 3-of-4 shooting. He lost Game 6 in the East semifinals in 2010 to the Celtics and was soon on his way to joining the Heat. And Rozier, another guy who has almost single-handedly won games for this team in these playoffs: Can he knock down four or five 3s? There have been times he has been the second-best player on the Cavs in these playoffs, and there have been times he has been just another guy out there.