The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics will meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday after the Cavs won Game 6 109-99 at the Quicken Loans Arena.
LeBron James led the way for the hosts with 46 points and 11 rebounds as, for the sixth consecutive game, the home team won in the series.
With the Toronto Raptors no longer in the postseason, the #2 seed in the Conference that the Celtics secured looks more and more important as they host the finale at the TD Garden.
Kevin Love played only five minutes before leaving the game following a clash of heads with Jayson Tatum. The former UCLA star was held out the rest of the game as a precaution.
In his place George Hill and Jeff Green, the latter off the bench, stepped up in support of LeBron with 20 and 14 points respectively.
Still this feels like LeBron verses everyone else and just hoping that someone steps up in each game. That Cleveland has forced a Game 7 is, in many ways, remarkable.
Over on the Boston side Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown paced the Celtics in combining for 55 points.
With Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward it seems obvious that this series would be long done and Boston would be preparing to face the Houston Rockets or the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
Injuries are part of the game of course, but the Celtics will only get better moving forward, something the Cavaliers are no doubt aware.
This has the feeling of the last throw of the dice for LeBron and Cleveland in what has been a great run.
Cleveland are 7/5 to win Game 7, with the Celtics 5/8 to come out on top.
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