After three quarters: Cavaliers 109, Celtics 74

We are going, going, back, back, to Cali, Cali.

He scored 27 points and Bradley scored 20 points and a team that was given very little chance of winning after losing by 44 points in game two and losing Thomas surprised everyone with a win. "It's our job to make sure that we defend him as best we can and just make every - take other guys out of the game". Cleveland limited the Celtics to 41 percent from the field and 29 percent from beyond the arc.

Unlike the rest of this series, The Cavaliers were given a huge boost off the bench, with the reserves scoring 49 points this game. "You move on and hopefully be better the next game". He scored 36 points and added 21 points more during the third count from a total 9 out of 10 shooting that came after a series of fast drives into the defence of Celtic.

As pundits parsed the stats showing Jordan achieved his 5,987 playoff points in 179 post-season games while James reached 5,995 in his 212th post-season contest, James dismissed such conversations as "barbershop" debates.

Most notably, LeBron passed Michael Jordan for the most points scored in the National Basketball Association playoffs, and he also passed Manu Ginobili for the third-most playoff 3-pointers in his career. Only Ray Allen (385) and Reggie Miller (320) have more.

Cleveland's 4-1 series win gives it a 12-1 record this postseason and sets up a third consecutive matchup with Western Conference champion Golden State, the team it beat in the Finals last season to claim the franchise's first championship. Dahntay Jones and veteran James Jones; on the way to his 7th straight NBA Finals, put in solid efforts in the 4th, with Jones throwing the hammer down on a putback slam we haven't seen from him in years.

James, who also had eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a blocked shot, then talked about "the beast of an opponent" that is waiting.

Kyrie Irving backed up his massive game four with 24 points and seven assists, while Kevin Love had a double-double, adding 11 boards to his 15 points. But they displayed their superiority over the final two games to wrap up the series. They got a big scare in late February when Durant had a left knee injury, but he's back and the Warriors have rolled since. Even going back to the Finals in 2016, there were numerous possessions both after a whistle and in play, where a Cavaliers player helped up a Warrior, and vice versa.

James entered the night at 5,960 and now has 5,989 and counting.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) gathers a rebound over Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) during the first half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Boston.

  • Rosalie Stanley