Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

LeBron won't be denied as Cavaliers force a Game 7

LeBron won't be denied as Cavaliers force a Game 7

CLEVELAND - Asked to explain how the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to tie up the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics 2-2, winning two games in a row by a combined 39 points after dropping the first two by a combined 38, Kyle Korver didn't mince words.

Earlier in the day, James had been reminded of the time Tatum visited a Cavaliers shootaround when he was just 8 years old and challenged players like James to games of one-on-one.

"It's my first year".

Since he first reached the playoffs in 2006, other teams have won 26% of their elimination games.

This trend continued on Wednesday night, as the Cavs fell to Boston in Game 5, falling behind, 3-2, in the series. "And he does a lot for his team - scores, assists, rebounds".

Perhaps a season of carrying a flawed Cavaliers team is finally exacting a toll.

Leading the LeBron James haters to salivate as they begin the process of unsheathing, and sharpening, their blades. Enjoy the historic James while you can.

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Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics defends LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2018 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Love went out with a head injury in the first quarter, forcing Cavs coach Tyronn Lue to juggle his rotations and keep James on the floor longer than he wanted to. "You've got to be ready to play now".

Terry Rozier played out of his mind Friday scoring 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting with seven assists and three rebounds.

James has played more minutes than any other player this postseason at 648. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger. Numerous turnovers were sloppy, careless passes.

The Celtics know how much more comfortable they would be closing out at home, but James in a game seven is a different monster.

"It looked like [the] moment was too big for [Simmons]", he said. "And I think that the deal is you can't ride the emotional roller coaster".

But not everybody trains with former Navy SEALs to give him the most physically imposing physique in the game.

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Tatum is closing in on an National Basketball Association record: most postseason points by a rookie.

For one night, the Celtics will simply revel in sitting on the cusp of an improbable Finals trip.

And so James let us see him sweat. "I felt so slow on that play".

And this squad is without the second-best player from Cleveland's previous championship runs, Kyrie Irving.

If the Celtics bring anything less than their best performance of this series, none of that outside stuff will matter.

Those media and social media haters are preparing to push up their delivery date of hate.

The king is not dead, and he still has a chance to make his eighth straight NBA Finals.

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He's also going to need a lot of help that, on the road, doesn't appear to exist.

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