Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

Cleveland's 4-1 series victory set up a meeting with the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals for a third successive year.

"I'm not really in the right mind to even talk about Golden State, it's too stressful and I'm not stressed right now, I'm very happy about our accomplishment", he added. And not to mention this is the seventh straight trip to the Finals for LeBron and James Jones.

The Warriors are 12-0 in the playoffs this year.

James, 32, surpassed Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan as the all-time leading scorer in the play-offs. The Egyptian-born, Iowa State-schooled wing wound up as the D-League Rookie of the Year after averaging 21.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 steals in Maine.

Avery Bradley finished with a team-high 23 points for the Celtics.

Jaylen Brown acquitted himself well in the Celtics' run to the Eastern Conference finals, but losing to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games still hurts the rookie forward.

The Cavaliers star came into the game needing 28 points for the record and hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter against the Celtics to break it. They were done by the end of the third quarter on this night but they still scored or assisted on 34 of the team's 38 baskets while in the game.

Irving, who shook off a Game 4 twisted ankle, was 9 of 15 from the floor and 4 of 8 from three-point range.

The Celtics would be outscored 43-27 in the first quarter. The local fans hoped the home court will inspire drained the team of brad Stevens to one more feat, but nothing like the "Cleveland" was not allowed.

On Friday night, the Wine and Gold drilled 19 three-pointers - going 19-for-41 as a team - and handled Boston in the paint, 50-38. That's a Lord of the Rings reference - one I'm pretty sure I used previous year - but it fits the current scenario wouldn't you say? "I'm going to keep improving every year, that's my goal", Brown said.

But the Cavaliers superstar says his pursuit is about leaving a legacy to motivate the next generation of players. LeBron, Cavs finish off Celtics and head onto Golden StateLeBron calls the Warriors a "juggernaut'Rahm, Mickelson in contention after Round 1 at ColonialMelrose credits Penguins' character to make Finalsc The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook inst". Just getting to that point, you know how hard it is and how much work you put in to start the season. Held a pregame moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester bombing.

  • Julie Sanders