Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Ranking all of LeBron's Game 7 performances (they've been really good)

Ranking all of LeBron's Game 7 performances (they've been really good)

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without a key player for tonight's Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals at the Boston Celtics.

The Cavaliers will play Monday's Game 7 victor of the West finals series between Houston and Golden State. The Rockets take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland on Saturday night.

The 33-year-old managed an incredible 46 minutes in Game 6 just two days ago and returned 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to tie the Eastern Conference Finals 3-3. "Obviously, I would have had to literally have a real, real, really bad injury - [knocks on table] I don't even know if this is. that's not even wood; I'll find some on the way out - to come off the floor with the opportunity we have to be able to force a Game 7", James said. It all depends on how the flow of the game is going but not 48.

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One thing that is rarely touched on, however, is the defensive side of the ball for both players, and is rarely brought up by LeBron fans as it's not something LeBron is known for.

James is looking to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year, the fourth in Cleveland, as he gears up for the eighth Game 7 playoff contest of his career. Boston led 43-39 at the half. "We'll be ready to go on Sunday". The main reason the 2012 game remains higher on the list is the stakes were higher - James had yet to win a title at that point; whereas he has three rings on his fingers now.

"I just felt someone fall into my leg, and my leg kind of went in", James said after the game, per James McMenamin of ESPN.

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"A couple years ago when Danny (Ainge) put this whole plan together we wanted to give ourselves as many chances as possible", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said postgame. Making his first start since the first-round opener against Indiana, Green scored 19 points and added eight rebounds - the star of James' starless supporting cast.

Larry Nance Jr.'s field goal percentage in the series is just the opposite - missing only one shot in 12 attempts - including a flawless 5-for-5 performance on Friday night, adding seven boards and a pair of steals. They barely survived a seven-game series in the first round against the Indiana Pacers, winning four games by a combined 14 points.

The Cavaliers could potentially be without all-star Kevin Love, who left Friday's game after a head-to-head collision with Boston rookie Jayson Tatum.

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Love is averaging 13.9 points and 10.0 rebounds this postseason.

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