The Cavaliers are still alive, thanks to— who else?— LeBron James.
Led by James’ game-high 46 points, the Cavs won Friday’s Game 6 against the Celtics 109-99. Cleveland’s win ties the series up at 3-3 to force a Game 7 Sunday in Boston.
Boston is one win away from the NBA Finals after crucial home victory.
In a do or die Game 5, the Boston Celtics continued their homecourt mastery in a 96-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston now has a 3-2 lead as the series moves back to Cleveland for Game 6. The Celtics improved to 10-0 at home during the 2018 NBA Playoffs with the win.
Curry exploded for 35 points in Golden State’s Game 3 beatdown of Houston. If he’s back for real, the Rockets (and everyone else) should be on alert.
Stephen Curry had been quiet early in Game 3 on Sunday. He had just nine points on 3-of-11 shooting in the first half of Game 3 against the Rockets, and he was 1-of-7 from downtown and, at that point, just 3-of-20 from deep for the entire series.
If Boston can’t win on the road, then it sets up an enormous Game 7 against a nearly unstoppable LeBron.
What the Boston Celtics have done in this NBA postseason — without Gordon Hayward all year, without Kyrie Irving since the last weeks of the regular season — is completely and utterly impressive, full stop. But it’s worth noting that the success they’ve accomplished has mostly come at home, which makes Saturday’s results not too surprising.
The Boston Celtics guard went from a panned NBA Draft pick to the star of a dominant playoff team.
The iconic image of Terry Rozier so far is of the Celtics guard floating in mid-air before throwing down a hammer dunk with LeBron James trailing behind him. It was a brave, audacious, statement dunk in the third quarter of the Eastern Conference Finals against one of the greatest chase-down block artists of all time.