James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader

The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.

During the pre-game broadcast, TNT reported that LeBron James was suffering from a, "bug". Cleveland won the three road games in the series by a combined 90 points, the last two by a total of 77. There would be only complete domination from start to finish by the defending National Basketball Association champions and an end to the Celtics upstart playoff run. However, he has played at an exceptionally high level against the Boston Celtics.

It's official. The Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing off in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row.

Here's how it all went down. 43 points set a Cavs playoff record for the most points scored in a quarter. Cleveland was stellar from the field early on, converting on 64 percent of its shots, including a 6-for-11 mark from beyond the arc.

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Cleveland also made some team history tonight. The Cavs got a surprising lift off the bench from Deron Williams in the second frame.

The three-pointer put the Cavaliers up by 32 points.

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Ander Herrera , voted the man of the match , said the club had been suffering on Tuesday, but echoed Pogba's sentiments. I don't want to see any worldwide friendlies, I am selfish. "(They) managed to finish with some dignity.

The second quarter offered little relief for Boston.

The Cavs" "Big Three' were strongly backed by their reserves.

A three-pointer with 2:42 to go in the third quarter gave James his 5989th playoff point and the outright lead over the Chicago Bulls legend.

After being sidelined during the previous championship matchup with the Warriors, Kyrie Irving assembled a scintillating 2016 Finals.

The Cavs jumped out to a quick lead over the Celtics and never handed it back.

"I've had ups, I've had downs, I've had opportunities, I've had mistakes", said Brown. The forward erupted for 15 third-quarter points, nine of which from beyond the arc. Free agents such as Chris Paul might opt to create their own Super Team, while franchise stars like Carmelo Anthony may choose to join forces with James or Curry at a discount price for a final shot at the title. The Cavs' reserves had no problem preserving the sizeable lead, as the defending champions cruised to a clinching Game 5 victory. That has just not been the case over this past series, and here are the numbers for it. The team held a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 lead over Cleveland in last year's Finals, but a series of unfortunate events - including Draymond Green's ridiculous Game 5 suspension - ultimately led to their downfall.

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