"It feels good just to be able to play for another game", said James, who has been to seven straight NBA Finals with Miami and Cleveland. Those 46 points came on a variety of shots, from jumpers to layups that went round and round the rim to back-to-back 3-pointers in the closing minutes of the Cavs' 109-99 win over the Celtics.
Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. Keep trying, Bryce, and please let us know if you figure it out.
"I just enjoy playing in the big moments, in the big games".
Terry Rozier played out of his mind Friday scoring 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting with seven assists and three rebounds. He didnt play him tonight, so it kind of threw us for a loop.. The Celtics played bad shooting just 36.5% from the field. LeBron James is averaging 33.9 points and 8.8 assists while Kevin Love is averaging 13.9 points and 10 rebounds.
"Our focus - LeBron's focus - is to win", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. They are without their two centerpiece players, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. "How often do you guys hear tape on somebody or read a quote sheet where they say, "Coach said this and this happened" or 'Coach did this.' I am telling you, I cover the league and have been around a lot of teams, you don't hear it a lot". The rest of the #Cavs need to take notes. But we got [LeBron James] out with two-and-a-half minutes, and at the start of the fourth he wasn't ready to go.
The Cavs announced an hour later at halftime that Love wouldn't return.
As the pressure and physicality intensifies with Game 6 and perhaps a Game 7 approaching, it will be interesting to see how this 20-year-old phenom adjusts.
James turned the ball over only three times when the Cavaliers rolled the Celtics, 116-86, in Game 3.
Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night, with the decisive seventh game back in Boston on Sunday if necessary. "I think that the way in which he's done that and all of the years now that he's made The Finals and gone deep into the playoffs, it's unbelievable".