And so it was written…AGAIN. Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed BACK to the NBA FINALS!
James and the Cavaliers are still the champs in the East.
James, playing all 48 minutes in what was his 100th game in a row this season, pushed the Cavs to a fourth consecutive NBA Finals with 35 points in Cleveland’s 87-79 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
James scored 46 in Game 6 on Friday at The Q to set up Sunday night’s showdown in Boston.
“The best,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.
“It’s what’s been asked of me,” James said.
James joins Celtics greats Bill Russell, Sam Jones, Tom Heinsohn and Frank Ramsey as the only NBA players to play in at least eight consecutive Finals.
James finished with 15 rebounds (a 2018 playoff season high) and nine assists, with two blocks, eight turnovers and a 12-of-24 shooting night. He’s 6-2 all time in Game 7s, and has won six straight.
“Those are things, like I said, when you’re done playing the game, you can only dream and wish that you could be a part of that once again,” James said, when asked about going to eight straight Finals and nine overall. “I haven’t really processed the fact about going back to another Finals yet. I know that’s where we’re headed.
“I commend my teammates and my coaching staff and everybody that put the work in, even some of our staff that is not in the limelight, behind the scenes. This was a complete team effort.” [Cleveland.com]