Lebron James simply wasn’t ready to home. Facing elimination, James poured on 46 points to force Game 7.
The Cavs won on Friday night, 109-99 despite losing Kevin Love to head injury. James was determined not to let the series end.
James was close to a triple-double but had to settle for a double-double. James ended the night with 46 points in 46 minutes. He also added 11 rebs and 9 assist.
“Greatness,” Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. “Championship pedigree. Giving it his all. We needed that, especially when Kevin went down. We had to play `Bron as many minutes as he had to. He delivered. He was up for the challenge. He carried us home as usual.”
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“It’s a Game 7,” James said. “It’s something that you wish you had when you’re done playing, but more than that, it’s just basketball for me. I know what I’m capable of doing, and I’m going to trust everything I put into it.”
Boston stayed in the game thanks to Terry Rozier’s 28 points and Jaylen Brown adding 27 points.
Boston guard Marcus Smart gave his thoughts on Game 7.
“It’s not going to be pretty,” Celtics guard Marcus Smart said. “We’ve got to come out ready to get our nose bloody and our mouth bloody. We’ve got to come out ready to fight. You’ve got to find a way, whatever it takes.”