Super 8: LeBron muscles his way back to the Finals

Heather Diaz
May 28, 2018

The "King" was sensational once again for Cleveland on Sunday (Monday in Manila), as he logged a near triple-double in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics.

It's possible you or someone you watched Game 7 with felt a pang of anger when the Cavs won. The last time an NBA Finals did not feature James was in 2010. James did not run back down the court, resting up while Green drew a foul at the other end and made one free throw to give the Cavaliers their biggest lead of the game. The Heat needed that one to stay alive in the conference finals in 2012, which they won and then took Game 7. A incredible freak. A marvel of a bloke we're all lucky to be able to witness play. If the guys we have in are playing well, he can get more rest.

And he would not be denied an eighth straight trip to the NBA Finals.

James was asked what will separate the Cavs and Celtics after they've split the first six games of the series. "I think we've played now until May 25 and May 27 the last two years, and we started on September 25". Without Love, the Cavs had to make do with Jeff Green, who turned in a surprising performance. This includes scoring at least 20 points 10 times while pushing himself among the top scorers in playoff history for a rookie that saw him fall just one point short of passing Hall of Famer Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time mark in a single postseason.

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Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest for Ferrari , while his fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas claimed fifth on the grid. As he usually does after a victory, Ricciardo took off his shoe, filled it with champagne and drank out of it.

Notable entries on Sunday opposite the basketball game are NBC's America Ninja Warriors, ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos and two-hour Deception season finale, and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 race on Fox.

"This is a heck of an accomplishment by our ball club without the help of our star power forward", James said of forward Kevin Love, who missed Sunday's game after suffering a concussion in Game 6.

The most talked about statistic by LeBron fans and haters alike is his record in the Finals: 3 wins and 5 losses so far.

"He can get a lot better", said Stevens.

LeBron James gets back on defense and blocks Terry Rozier's attempt at a monster dunk. Seeing as how Jordan went a flawless 6/6 in the Finals, albeit with help from all-time talents and Hall of Famers like Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, it's easy to see why debates in favor of Jordan will forever have an edge. "I can't say enough good things about him". "You're always doing it, throughout the course of the season, but it's heightened, obviously, in Game 7".

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