Published: Mon, May 29, 2017
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List, Cavs Beat Celtics


Kyrie Irving scores 42 points en route to a Game 4 victory over Boston.

The Cleveland Cavaliers might be one win away from facing the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight season, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said his team's current opponent in the Celtics is enough of a handful. James had 20 points and Deron Williams added 14 at the intermission.

The Celtics led 57-47 at the break.

During the pre-game broadcast, TNT reported that LeBron James was suffering from a, "bug". This time, he walked off the floor to collect his eighth conference championship trophy with 979 career playoff points against Boston.

James has three National Basketball Association titles while Jordan has six.

It was Green who was suspended for Game 5 of last year's Finals for a swipe at James' groin - and Golden State wound up squandering a 3-1 series lead and chance at a repeat title. "It has nothing to do with passing the rings, passing the points, passing MVPs".

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Freezing Boston defenders with his dribble and driving to the basket whenever he wanted, Irving made six layups, two 3-pointers and a free throw in a dizzying span of 4:48. "It's our job to make sure that we defend him as best we can and just make every - take other guys out of the game".

After a head-scratching home loss on Sunday night and a sloppy, sluggish first half on Tuesday, the Cavaliers flipped that proverbial switch after intermission - shooting 71 percent from the floor in the second stanza and blowing past the Celtics, 112-99, to take Game 4 at The Q.

Irving piled on 21 points in the third period as Cleveland turned their 10-point half-time deficit into an 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter.

After Love scored back-to-back buckets, Swish drained a bomb to get Cleveland to within three, 69-66. He was hot in the fourth quarter, putting up 15 points.

Irving came out firing in the second half, and scored the Cavaliers' first 11 points. He can also rely on star guard Kyrie Irving to step up and for more strong play from Kevin Love, who has experienced a resurgence this season.

Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. Hammond replaces Rob Hennigan, who was sacked last month after the Magic failed to make the playoffs during his five-year tenure.

Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs, who never trailed and led by as many as 39 points in one of their most dominating wins of the series.

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