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With the best of seven NBA Eastern Conference Finals tied, 3-3, the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James met the Boston Celtics in a deciding Game 7 on Sunday, May 27, 2018 (5/27/18) at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jayson Tatum scored 24, Al Horford scored 17 and Marcus Morris added 14 points with 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who were looking to return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010.
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Tatum had a dunk over James with 6:41 left — and stared down the Cavaliers star and bumped him with his chest — and then followed it with a 3-pointer that gave the Celtics a 72-71 lead. But that would be Boston’s last basket for more than five minutes while Cleveland went on a 15-2 run to put the game away.
James and Horford embraced after the buzzer, then the Cavaliers donned NBA Finals hats and Eastern conference championship shirts before shuffling off the court to receive their trophy.
It’s not the one they want.
The Celtics have had more time to get used to their injuries: Gordon Hayward has been out since the first game of the season, and Kyrie Irving has been sidelined since March. With the rookie Tatum and second-year Jaylen Brown, Boston established itself Mark Bavaro”>Authentic http://www.officialgiantslockerroom.com/elite-mark-bavaro-jersey”>Mark Bavaro Jersey as the team of the future in the East.
But the present still belongs to James.
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And, for now, that means Cleveland, too.
The winner advances to the NBA Finals to meet the Cleveland Cavaliers, winners of the Eastern Conference Finals over the Boston Celtics.
When the Golden State Warriors lost Game 5 of the Western Conference finals to the Rockets on Thursday night to send them to the brink of elimination they vowed to be back in Houston for Game 7.
After a resounding win in Game 6 that’s exactly where the defending champions are, preparing for a winner-take-all game Monday night for a spot in the NBA Finals.
It’s going to be fun, Stephen Curry said. It’s what you play for, to be in a situation where you’re one win away from going to the finals. Pressure both ways because of how big the moment is, and you’ve got to want it.
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