Published: Tue, May 29, 2018
Sport | By Fredrick Flores

LeBron dominates Celtics to stay alive

LeBron dominates Celtics to stay alive

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.

Finding no answer for LeBron James, who unleashed 46 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists, the Celtics bowed to the Cavs, 109-99, in Game 6.

Lebron James is going to his eighth straight consecutive finals.

It was also James' sixth straight win in a Game 7, improving him to 6-2 all-time in Game 7. Other young players like Terry Rozier (4 points, 0-for-10 shooting three-pointers) and Jaylen Brown (3-for-12 shooting threes) had their worst games of the playoffs.

James has said he'll sit down after the season ends to decide next move, and he's already being courted in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and NY where fans can only dream of him joining their rosters.

"We have an opportunity to play for a championship", James said.

James, playing his 100th game of the season, logged a full 48 minutes.

Now, the only question is who the Cavaliers will play for a chance at their second title in three years: The Rockets host Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Golden State on Monday night, and the victor will host the opener of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

"I don't enjoy being in a position where you lose and go home, but just try to extend the series as long as I can and just try put myself and my team in position to continue to play", he said.

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Moments later, James drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing to finally put away the young Celtics, who will now feel the huge pressure of trying to hold off the three-time champion. "I thought it was an outstanding defensive game".

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the plan was to wear James out. He played a lot because Kevin Love left the game after getting banged in the head.

The Cavaliers will face the victor of Monday's Game 7 matchup in the West between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets.

"I'll be available for at least four more games", James said, "and we'll see what happens". No matter whether we are picked to win or not, we have a great game plan.

By the end of the night, Green put up 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting to go along with eight rebounds.

Australian big man Aron Baynes was Boston's starting centre but had his most underwhelming game of the series, going scoreless and grabbing four rebounds. He was huge. That's what you expect from the best player of the world, games like this on elimination games.

After saying it would have taken a very serious injury for him to exit, then looking for some wood to knock on, James added, "I wasn't coming out". While the Cavaliers didn't have Kevin Love to turn to Sunday night, Jeff Green would fill in.

Cavaliers: Shot simply 2 of 17 from 3-point vary within the first half, making three of their first 22 pictures from lengthy vary earlier than James and Inexperienced related on back-to-back makes an attempt halfway by means of the third quarter. I think about the teams that I've played over this run and the players that I've played over this run, slightly.

How about George Hill, who scored 20 points. He also pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out nine assists.

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