Published: Sat, May 26, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

LeBron James dominates Celtics to keep Cavs alive

LeBron James dominates Celtics to keep Cavs alive

LeBron James doesn't offer praise just to be nice to another player on another team.

Love left the game shaken up after he collided with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter of the pivotal matchup in Cleveland, and the team announced at halftime that he would not return as they continued to evaluate him for a possible concussion.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will hold serve at home against the Boston Celtics Friday night, forcing a deciding Game 7 with a trip to the 2018 NBA Finals on the line.

"You have to play desperate every game to win every game", Stevens said. While there have been times, and obvious moments during these Eastern Conference Finals that his youth and inexperience has shown, the skinny 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward has shown more than just a flash of stardom. "We have to control what we can control, and that's play as well as we can". "It's just all about just win every game and it should put us in position to play for a championship".

Asked about the energy level of James, who finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 turnovers, Lue responded, "He looked a little exhausted to me".

Man Utd, Arsenal men among best stars to miss out
For Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere , there was frustration as he was left out of the squad, but he took the snub in his stride. It is hard to question any of his selections. "The first call up for Trent Alexander-Arnold is well deserved".

Asked about his big game off the bench, head coach Tyronn Lue expressed disbelief when a reporter reminded him that Korver was 37 years old. They are without their two centerpiece players, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. The Truth says that while Tatum has looked unflappable in postseason play, he thought the pressure of the playoffs became too overwhelming for someone like Ben Simmons. Baynes hardly played the second half and finished with zero points and four rebounds in 18 minutes. The rest of the #Cavs need to take notes.

"So now we've got to go home, win Game 6 and come back here for Game 7". "Guys are going to be physical, especially with me being the young guy".

Celtics: Own a 37-0 record when leading a series 2-0. "I think that the way in which he's done that and all of the years now that he's made The Finals and gone deep into the playoffs, it's unbelievable". The Cavs' backs are officially against the wall as they face a do-or-die game Friday night in Cleveland.

While the praise for the genius of Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has sometimes bordered on absurd, especially this postseason, Cavaliers coach Ty Lue's postgame press conference should provide a glimpse at the alternatives in today's National Basketball Association.

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