LeBron James overtakes Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach National Basketball Association finals again

Here is the NBA Finals schedule. If they did not win their next three games, the Celtics would be sent home.

The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter.

There was no mention on the Garden scoreboard of James' feat.

James, who is trying to win his seventh consecutive conference title, tried to find a silver lining on an otherwise forgettable night.

She soon got her wish. James also contributed 8 boards, 8 assists, 3 steals, and a block.

That wasn't the only notable accomplishment by James this postseason. James is 28 points shy of overtaking Jordan as the postseason's leading scorer.

I know the Warriors are motivated for this series and Draymond said he wants to kill the Cavs after the way a year ago ended.

The Cavaliers won the best-of-seven series 4-1 and advanced to meet the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Kerr coached Games 1 and 2 of the first round against Portland before surrendering head coaching duties to Brown.

Instead of the Cavaliers sweeping the Celtics, the Celtics shocked everyone by coming back in game three to beat the Cavaliers. LeBron James had 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and Kyrie Irving had 24 points and seven assists for Cleveland.

It was a muted celebration in a road game, with the James three-pointer putting the defending National Basketball Association champion Cavs up by 32 points.

Of the Warriors and the Cavs, only Cleveland has dropped a game this playoffs - a single, solitary loss to Boston on an off-day, that the internet is hilariously suggesting was a thrown game so LeBron could beat the Celtics senseless in Boston one more time. They opened up a 21-point lead at the 2:27 mark.

James was far from alone, though, as Irving, Love and even Deron Williams took turns exposing Boston's overmatched defense. He's now at 5,995 career playoff points. Irving, showing no effects from the sprained left ankle he suffered in the third quarter of Game 4, contributed nine points.

In his second season in New York, Babe Ruth led the Yankees to their first World Series berth in 1921 against the Giants. Not the way we wanted to finish, but we came a long ways from the beginning of the year, came together.

Avery Bradley finished with a team-high 23 points for the Celtics. While the Cavs let one slip away against the Celtics, the Golden State Warriors never took their foot off the Spurs throat.

He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter - the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc.

The 51-year-old Kerr underwent a procedure May 5 to fix a spinal fluid leak stemming from complications after a pair of back surgeries in 2015, after the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years during his first season as coach.

For the sake of the Cavaliers, we hope to see the dominant James, because the James we've seen since game three will not cut it against a stacked Warriors team, which is resting and waiting for them. The Celtics are underdogs at 5.25, while the Cavs are at 1.18.

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