Dazzling LeBron James carries Cavaliers past Celtics and into NBA finals

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  • Cleveland star scores 35 points and grabs 15 rebounds in victory
  • Boston miss out in Game 7 of Eastern Conference finals
  • James makes eighth straight finals after 87-79 victory

With another Game 7 victory at stake, LeBron James would not miss. He would not sit out. And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA finals. The four-time league MVP scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 win over the Celtics and eliminating Boston from the Eastern Conference finals.

In the first close game of the series, James played all 48 minutes and had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter for his sixth straight Game 7 win. Jayson Tatum scored 24 for Boston, who were looking to return to the NBA finals for the first time since 2010. Al Horford scored 17 points and Marcus Morris added 14 with 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who led 72-71 with six minutes remaining before the Cavaliers scored 15 of the next 17 points to pull away.

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Written by Associated Press
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