LeBron James, Cavs reach fourth consecutive NBA Finals with tough Game 7 win over Celtics

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LeBron James posted 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists over a full 48 minutes of action Sunday night to push Cleveland to a Game 7 win at TD Garden. The victory locked up a fourth consecutive Eastern Conference title for the Cavs and the eighth banner in a row for James going back to his time with the Heat.

Both the Celtics and Cavs struggled offensively, combining to go 16-of-74 from 3-point range. Jayson Tatum (24 points) and Al Hoford (17 points) carried Boston throughout the game, but they couldn’t overcome poor performances from Terry Rozier (four points, 2-of-14 shooting, three turnovers) and Jaylen Brown (13 points, 5-of-18 shooting).

Jeff Green gave James the help he needed, scoring 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds. But this was about LeBron’s greatness. He made timely plays in the second half, whether it was hitting tough shots or finding the open man with pinpoint passing. The Cavs will next play Thursday in the NBA Finals against the winner of Monday night’s Game 7 between the Rockets and Warriors.

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