James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

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29 May, 2017

Duncan, a three-time Finals MVP, went 5-1 in Finals, including 2-1 in head-to-head matchups with James.

James, who finished with 34 points, was joined in double figures by Kevin Love, who scored 17 points with 17 rebounds and five assists. And on Tuesday night, Cleveland's All-Star trifecta teamed up for 93 points - the highest point total they've produced in a single Playoff game.

On Thursday night at TD Garden, it was the defending National Basketball Association champion Cavs once again beating down the Celtics on their home court in a dominant 135-102 Game 5 victory to close out the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals.

I never believed I could be Mike, so I started focusing myself on other players and other people around my neighborhood, because I never thought I'd get to the point where Mike was. James is still battling Michael Jordan for the "GOAT" title despite having either surpassed, or being on pace to surpass, almost every statistical achievement Jordan managed.

"I don't think my dad has ever really gotten a fair chance", son Elijah Brown told the Chronicle in early May. After being drafted by the Thunder (Seattle Sonics at the time) in 2007, Durant quickly became the face of a franchise that was in a delicate transition and helped them stave off irrelevancy while looking to develop a new identity.

"Man, I hit him with punches that'd bring down the walls of a city", Frazier said. When I started playing the game, I was like 'If I'm not scoring the basketball how can I still make an impact on the game?' and that's carried me all the way to this point now.

The Cavaliers' victory may not have been as emphatic as Game 2 last week, but it was demoralizing for the Celtics nonetheless. The NBA Finals follow the league's regular season.

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"They were great again tonight, so again, you don't want to take anything away from them", Brad Stevens said. At halftime, we were down 10. "It's cute." ... The Cavaliers' 43 points in the first quarter made them the first playoff team since the 1990 Celtics with three 40-point quarters against the same team. If you remove Bradley's field goals, the Celtics shot an abysmal 39.3% with their season on the line.

"We have to go in with a bunker mentality that we had in Game 1 and Game 2, to go out and do what we do, but we have to defend", James said. That's all I can give you right now 'cause I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed.

They fought hard for the No. 1 seed, but it ultimately meant nothing in late May.

As good as he was on the court, the Celtics have to be kicking themselves for not doing more with the time James on the bench in the second quarter which in hindsight, was among the bigger factors in them now returning home facing elimination as opposed to being tied at two games apiece in this series. Though a sweep is always possible in the NBA Playoffs, it seems unlikely to take place between two teams that seemed so evenly balanced over the last three years.

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5), Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko and Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) wait for a rebound during the first half. "Individually, there's room for improvement on everybody".

But let's go back to look at that bonkers third quarter from Irving.


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