7th Heaven for James
It was another record setting night for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston as the defending NBA champions scored an NBA record high 43 points in the first quarter and a franchise record 75 in the first half to cruise to their third consecutive Eastern Conference Finals title with a resounding 135-102 victory over the top seed Celtics to win the series 4-1.
That man, LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan for the most postseason points in NBA history while becoming the only non-Celtic player to play in seven consecutive NBA championships.
Kyrie Irving was spectacular finishing with 24 points, Kevin Love added 15 and Deron Williams 14 points off the bench and the Cavs advanced to the NBA Finals match-up the world has been awaiting for against the Golden State Warriors for the trilogy.
The NBA will showcase the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers for the third consecutive spring when the Finals tip off on Thursday night (ABC, 9 p.m. ET) -- and the league couldn't possibly do any better.