Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Lebron James dominates Boston Celtics to force game 7

Lebron James dominates Boston Celtics to force game 7

The Cavs won 109-99 on Friday to even the Eastern Conference Finals 3-all and setting up a do-or-die game seven in Boston on Sunday.

James, who has the highest scoring average in elimination games in National Basketball Association history at 34.1 points per game, has won his past five Game 7s, including the first round this season against the Indiana Pacers.

LeBron James produced another epic playoff performance Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed alive in the National Basketball Association playoffs with a 109-99 victory over the Boston Celtics.

"We have another opportunity on Friday to be as good as we can be, play Cavs basketball on our home floor and force a Game 7". The Rockets lead the Western Conference finals 3-2.

Boston took a haymaker from James in Game 2 and still managed to blow past the Cleveland Cavaliers to take a 2-0 series lead.

And he's just one more 40-point playoff game away from tying yet another National Basketball Association record.

Boston made the most of James on the bench, scoring six of the last nine points of the quarter to trim Cleveland's lead to 83-73 going into the fourth.

But more concerning for the Cavs is the status of Kevin Love, who was knocked from the game in the first quarter to be evaluated for a concussion after colliding with Jayson Tatum.

But, the Cavs struck back with a 34-18 advantage in the second quarter, including a 20-4 run, to take a 54-43 lead into halftime. Jeff Green scored 14 points (two off his 2018 playoff high) and Larry Nance Jr. added 10 points seven rebounds in Love's absence. Every time you're standing out there, every time you watch him on film. And his final two dagger 3-pointers - especially the second one - were just absurd.

Through the first five games of the series, the five-time All-Star was averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds in 31 minutes of action.

Terry Rozier paced the Celtics with 28 points, and Jaylen Brown had 27.

There were about four minutes left to play when Brown missed the 3-pointer, but Boston could not get any closer the rest of the way.

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