LeBron James' playoff average in 15th season is crushing the competition

The Two Ways This Le Bron Saga Can Go In Game 6

The Two Ways This Le Bron Saga Can Go In Game 6

LEBRON James has pulled out one of the greatest individual performances of his career to will Cleveland to a deciding game seven in their Eastern Conference Finals clash with Boston.

He scored 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 109-99 win at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Elite in all facets of the game, James controlled the tempo and stepped up defensively to stop Boston's young, athletic line-up at TD Garden.

Cavaliers: Shot simply 2 of 17 from 3-point vary within the first half, making three of their first 22 pictures from lengthy vary earlier than James and Inexperienced related on back-to-back makes an attempt halfway by means of the third quarter.

The big question however was the play of All-Star big man Al Horford who could only add 6 points on 2-9 shooting.

Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 24 points, but Boston did not do enough offensively to stop James and the Cavs, who await the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets.

- The Celtics outshot the Cavs from the field and from 3-point range in Game 6, but the Cavs won the turnover battle (14-11), outrebounded the C's (44-31), had more fastbreak points (14-9), more points in the paint (46-42) and more bench points (36-23). Marcus Morris has been tasked with being one of the primary defenders against LeBron James, knowing full well he - or any National Basketball Association player for that matter - can only hope to slow him down. (4 points). Still no word on Kevin Love.

James went flying into the stands with less than nine minutes left in the first quarter trying to deflect a full-court pass out of bounds.

Tyronn Lue: LeBron James Will Be Great in Game 6
These days, it seems as though Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James could lift one finger and he'd right away set a new record. The Celtics made a late push, but James snuffed it out with massive back-to-back three-pointers in the final two minutes.

"I kept faith in them and they did that".

George Hill has been a different player in opposing venues throughout the first six games of the East Finals - and he enjoyed the home cooking on Friday night, finishing with 20 points on an efficient 7-for-12 shooting from the floor and ideal 6-of-6 from the line, adding three boards, three assists and a pair of steals.

Really, Friday told us nothing we didn't already know: James is great and role players perform well at home.

"I'll be available for at least four more games", James said, "and we'll see what happens". James' floater with 21.8 seconds remaining wrapped up a 25-point half and helped usher the Cavaliers into the locker room with a 54-43 advantage. He played the game's first 35 minutes before resting, expending enormous energy to keep the Cavs alive. Jeff Green, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson all helped to key a 20-4 run, capped by Clarkson's fast break finger-roll, that saw the Cavaliers take their first double-digit lead of the night.

"It's not going to be pretty", Celtics guard Marcus Smart said.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have their backs against the wall in the Eastern Conference finals. "It doesn't matter what the story line is going to be, it doesn't matter if we're picked to win or not".

Rozier III lead all Celtics with 28 points (10-16 FG, 6-10 3PT), three rebounds and seven assists in 40 minutes.

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