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Cavs beat Celtics to earn NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

Cavs beat Celtics to earn NBA Finals rematch with Warriors”

LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on Thursday night as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader, accomplishing the feat in a win over the Celtics.

The Cleveland Cavaliers once again humiliated the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, 135-102, and with this victory, they eliminated them and progressed to the NBA Finals, for the third year in a row.

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas said surgery is not now the best option for his injured right hip although it could eventually prove necessary.

Well, fast forward to now, with James on the brink of punching his ticket to his seventh consecutive NBA Finals, and the three-time league champion is now clarifying those original remarks about chasing the ghost of MJ.

Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 23 points, and Gerald Green scored 14. Included have been six sweeps, just two series that stretched to six games (none taken to a Game 7) and the five-game demolition of the Celtics in this year's Eastern Conference finals in which Cleveland outscored them by 100 points. The 2015 NBA champions won a record 73 regular-season games, and Stephen Curry was the first player to unanimously win the NBA MVP Award. But like most of the Celtics, he seemed to get better and better as the season went along.

The Cavaliers had been having just as good of a postseason until their game three loss to Boston.

This NBA Finals rubber match between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers has been building up for a while.

The Los Angeles Lakers had set the previous record of 12 straight wins in potential elimination games from 2000-2004.

"I can't lie. I went when I was 23 years old and it felt like the Western Conference Finals was nearly like the championship", he said.

After playing three halves against the Cavaliers, the Celtics said Thomas was done for the season. Golden State has the advantage with Durant now on their team, but Lebron won't go down without a fight. He'll take on another former Longhorn in the NBA Finals as he faces Tristan Thompson.

The NBA limits salaries for individual players, meaning an already-stacked Warriors team could only offer as much money for Kevin Durant as any other team that doesn't have a shot at winning a title. "It's not something that I can hide from or run from", Brown said of his connection with the Cavs.

"Since I fell down in March, I think that's what aggravated it", Thomas said. Will they become the first team in National Basketball Association history to go undefeated in a postseason?

After getting eliminated, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens now looks ahead to the National Basketball Association draft and said, "It's pretty cool to think that in three weeks you've got the No. 1 pick in the draft".

-Cleveland improved to 12-1 in this year's playoffs. We end up where we thought we'd be.



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