LeBron James won't forget his Dan Gilbert anger
- Author: Angelo Rivera May 29, 2018,
May 29, 2018, 0:46
The 33-year-old James played all 48 minutes and finished with 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists for the Cavaliers who are in the league championship for the fourth consecutive year.
James has been in the final every year since 2011 - four with Miami, and now four straight with Cleveland. "So just to be in my first year, to be able to compete against a player like him and be a few shots away from beating him and his team to go to the championship, that's something I'll always remember". Altogether, Cleveland compiled a 50-32 regular season record, good for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, despite James appearing in all 82 games for the first time in his career.
We now know why Irving wasn't at the game.
"This is the last chapter for our team this season", said James. Just the same you can download the Watch ESPN app onto your mobile phone or tablet and use your subscriber login to access the Game 7 live stream.
After the game, James elaborated on his thoughts about Tatum. "I just love everything about the kid".
George Hill scored only six points, but the Cavs outscored Boston by 24 points when the veteran point guard was on the court.
As it turns out, while James alone has more rings than 22 other active teams, he already holds the record for the third-most Finals losses in National Basketball Association history.
Fortunately for the Cavs, Jeff Green and J.R. Smith came through for the team as they scored 19 and 12 points, respectively.
But the Cavs rallied in the second half, with the scoreline finely balanced and the lead changing hands several times over the rest of the match.
Before Friday night's game, Cleveland coach Ty Lue told his team (and others), "Three, three, three", meaning their season had either three hours, three days or three weeks remaining.
Once this team didn't crack to the pressure of a Game 5 against LeBron, and given the "last hurrah" vibes that undoubtedly surrounded Cleveland's Game 6 win and Kevin Love's absence from Game 7, I bought in.
"Yeah, I think I'll have plenty of time to talk about next year", Stevens said after the game.
Our recommended way to watch Cavs vs Celtics Game 7 online live streaming without cable tonight is through Hulu Live TV.