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Celtics push James, Cavs to brink with Game 5 win

26 May, 2018, 04:30 | Author: Hannah Francis
  • Celtics push James, Cavs to brink with Game 5 win

In 21 games in which his team has faced elimination in the playoffs, James is averaging an NBA-record 33.5 points.

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James led Cleveland with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.

Teams that win Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series win 83 percent of the time. The Cavs' backs are officially against the wall as they face a do-or-die game Friday night in Cleveland.

Will the Boston Celtics be able to finish off LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena? He can be a free agent at season's end and will consider coming back to the Cavs as well as a host of other options. Those streaks will be on the line for the second time this postseason.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have played in the NBA Finals for the last three years.

So, yes, the stakes couldn't be higher. "His talent, his composure, where he comes from has allowed him to be successful so he's a very, very, very good player already and he definitely at this pace can become a great player".

"Our focus - LeBron's focus - is to win", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said.

If Boston eliminates Cleveland, this will be the first time that LeBron James has missed the National Basketball Association finals in eight years. The Cavs are averaging 113.5 points per game at home this series with James making 62.5 percent of his shots. Both Lue and James acknowledged that was the case.




Looking at the betting trends, the Celtics are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team above.600, 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Cavs were forced into 15 turnovers.

"Aron was great tonight", Horford said of his frontcourt mate.

Boston won the rebounding battle 45-39.

Even though he is a member of the Celtics, Kobe surely recognizes and appreciates Tatum's outstanding feel for the game and advanced offensive repertoire.

They did. The Celtics came rumbling out to start the game, attacking the basket. You can't live or die with every loss or win. "I think that the unfortunate events of the injuries that they've had (with Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving) has allowed him to, I believe, get better faster than even they expected here, because it's given him the opportunity to fail plays or make mistakes and be able to learn from them and still be on the floor". Cleveland turned the ball over 15 times during the game and shot just 9-for-34 from downtown.

LeBron James is not here for "fatigue" talk. Both James and Lue acknowledged that James looked exhausted - and after the game James told cleveland.com and ESPN that he has been losing sleep - but he is not "sick" as has been suggested on social media.

Tatum has said in the past that Kobe was his favorite player growing up, so it should come as no surprise that he loved the Kobe video.

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