Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) shoots the ball against Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the first quarter in game six of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena.
With his back against the wall, James scored 46 points on 17 of 33 shooting with 11 rebounds and 9 assists. The Cavs were 3-1 at The Q against the Pacers in the first round, 2-0 against Toronto in the conference semifinals and 2-0 so far against the Celtics.
And if the rumors are true, this could be James' final game with the Cavaliers in Cleveland.
"No question in my mind that he'll bounce back", Lue said.
Leaning heavily on superstar LeBron James, Cleveland took control of the game in the second quarter and held on to earn a 109-99 victory. As The Sporting News reported, James is already scoring 31 percent of the Cleveland Cavaliers' points this postseason. Old friend Jeff Green added 14 points, while Jordan Clarkson and Kyle Korver chipped in six apiece.
But the Celtics may have let one get away on Friday, and though they're 10-0 at home in these playoffs, anything can happen in a Game 7, especially with the best player in the world on the other side.
The severity of Kevin Love's Game 6 injury was not clear, but the immediate speculation was that he may have suffered a concussion.
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Now Klopp has revealed details of a heart to heart chat the pair had afterwards that he thinks has helped the player to improve hugely over the second half of this season.
I just felt someone fall into my leg and my leg kind of went in. "I look forward to seeing us respond on Friday night". And while we won't know for weeks whether or not James' time in Cleveland will come to an end when he can opt out of his contract this summer this summer, the 4-time MVP has secured at least one more game wearing wine and gold.
The game began ominously for the Cavs as Love was forced to leave following his violent collision with Tatum.
The Celtics were still within seven in the final three minutes before James made consecutive 3-pointers, punctuating the second by pounding his chest with both fists and screaming along with 20,562 others. Boston dug themselves a hole they weren't able to climb out of when they were outscored by 16 points in the opening quarter of Game 4. You know, it's a Game 7, it's something that you wish you had when you're done playing, but more than that, it's just basketball for me.
Two hours before game time, an assistant coach opened his Apple laptop and sat with Semi Ojeleye, a muscular and athletic 6-foot-7 rookie.
The Celtics got off to a strong start, in part due to Jaylen Brown's 15-point first quarter.
George Hill scored 20 points for Cleveland. I have a passion for the game, and while I have the opportunity to lace my shoes up and put a uniform on, then I try to go out and do my job to the best of my ability.