The Cavs played three Eastern Conference Finals games in Boston and the Celtics never had the lead for a single second. Cleveland--in another blowout--drilled the Celtics 135-102 in game 5 to win the series 4-1.
Along the way, LeBron James made history. With 35 points, he passed Michael Jordan and became the NBA's all-time leader in career playoff scoring. James has 5,995 points and counting. He reacted to the accomplishment in his post-game media session.
The Cavs advance to play Golden State in the Finals for a third consecutive year. It's the first time in NBA history the same teams have met for the championship in three consecutive seasons. Here's more post-game reaction from the Cavs after winning the East.
"That fearless attitude...has put me in a position to be successful on the floor. But none of that happens without the teammates I have." pic.twitter.com/CilpPqBw5u— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 26, 2017