Twitter reacts to LeBron James' making clutch shots in Game 6

Tanya Simon
May 27, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics duke it out in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals at the TD Garden on Sunday night.

When Kevin Love went down in the first quarter of last night's Game 6, the Cavaliers rallied around their superstar producing a convincing victory with their season on the line. "He delivered. He carried us home as usual", Cavaliers coach Ty Lue said of James after the game.

The Celtics actually got off to a strong start in the first quarter but a huge run by Cleveland in the second quarter gave them an 11-point lead heading into halftime, a cushion that the Cavaliers wouldn't relinquish.

Love, who has suffered at least two prior concussions, was also sidelined seven weeks with a broken left hand. That's when Richard Jefferson stepped in, provided a nice lift, helped blow out the Golden State Warriors and didn't let Love reclaim his starting spot until Game 7. Larry Nance Jr. added 10 points and 7 rebounds.

The Celtics have been ideal at home in the playoffs and with a Game 7 win on Sunday, they would set an National Basketball Association record for consecutive home wins in the postseason with 11.

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Find a way to win in Game 7 and return to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year with the Cavs (eighth overall, including his four years with the Heat), and maybe his free-agent decision is swung back in Cleveland's favor, keeping the Cavs atop a changing Eastern Conference power structure. As they've struggled in Boston, he repeatedly set the tone as they've won their three home games.

James had to take over after Kevin Love went down early.

James, playing in perhaps his final game for the Cavs in Cleveland, added 11 rebounds and nine assists while playing all but two minutes - to avoid elimination and delay any decisions about where he'll continue his remarkable career next season. While comparisons to the 2017 ECF are lacking as that Cavs vs. Celtics battle only went to a Cleveland winning Game 5, last night was the best ECF or WCF Game 6 that ESPN has had since 2012. "You just have to have ideal intentions", Stevens said Saturday.

Coach Brad Stevens expects to see a resilient Boston squad as the Celtics try to clinch an NBA Finals berth for the first time in 8 years.

Well, there's one thing to be concerned about. And any talk about James' future is on hold. "You got to be able to get down and get dirty". And with the injury bug hitting the Western Conference finalists - Chris Paul was the latest ruled out for a game - the East champion might not be as big an underdog as expected.

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