LeBron lays out plan for injured leg ahead of Game 7
May 28 2018
The king is not dead, and he still has a chance to make his eighth straight NBA Finals.
James has played 72 playoff games in Cleveland over nine postseason runs dating to 2006.
Love did not return to the game.
"That's the best recovery that you can possibly get, is when you're sleeping". Similar to Friday night, LeBron brilliantly secured the Heat a spot in the NBA Finals and prompted many to dub it the greatest game of his career. Jeff Green and Larry Nance Jr. came off the bench to score 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Celtics point guard Terry Rozier scored a team-high 28 points to go with seven assists, three boards and two steals in the loss.
Update, 2:20 p.m. ET: Kevin Love has not only been placed in the NBA's concussionprotocol, but he has been listed as out for Sunday night's Game 7, the Cavs announced Saturday afternoon. The Celtics know that they can come together and beat James at his best, but they need each and every player to do it.
Moments before the Cavs sent a news release updating Love's status, coach Tyronn Lue held a confusing teleconference during which he said the 29-year-old was still being evaluated and there was a possibility he could play.
If you agree that the two sweetest words in sports are "Game Seven" then tonight is your night as the Wine & Gold square off with the Celtics for a one-game take-all to represent the Eastern Conference.
Notes: James chose Boston as the place he'll play next.
Cavaliers: Improved to 6-2 in elimination game since 2015.
Love was kept out of the second half of Game 6 following his violent collision with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.
Love and Tatum were away from the ball and didn't see each other until it was too late. Aron Baynes doesn't offer much offensively, but his physicality on defense and on the glass makes him a tough matchup.
After the scare, James had 12 of his 46 points, which showed that he was still able to produce as his squad's go-to option despite the fact that he limped to the locker room after the game was over.
And, of course, he left in 2010.
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It would also improve their record to 38-0 in series in which they open with a pair of wins. Dropped to 1-4 in Game 6s over the last four postseasons.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes the Cavaliers are risky even without Love. In each of his last seven elimination games, James has either a triple-double or a 40-point game. But if the Cavs want to advance to the Finals for the fourth consecutive year, they may have to do just that even without their second-best player. His chasedown stop of Andre Iguodala on a fast break became the symbolic image of Cleveland's incredible comeback from a three-games-to-one deficit against the Warriors, who had set the National Basketball Association record that season with 73 victories in the regular season.