Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Should LeBron play all 48 in Game 7?

Should LeBron play all 48 in Game 7?

LEBRON James has pulled out one of the greatest individual performances of his career to will Cleveland to a deciding game seven in their Eastern Conference Finals clash with Boston.

Cleveland controlled the game for the balance of the final three quarters with LeBron's steady hand at the controls, despite losing All-Star power forward Kevin Love midway through the first after a head-to-head collision with Tatum. After the game, Love admitted that it's a "toss-up" whether he'll be able to play in Game 7 or not, according to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd.

At one time, James, Irving and Love were Cleveland's Big 3, a power trio that won a title and went to three straight Finals before fracturing. "I'm prepared. So it will be fun". No other Cavaliers player really stepped up other than Hill who woke up with 20 points and that just won't be enough against the Celtics who are so tough to beat in their own building.

In game five, the Celtics did not have to worry about a dominant James, so they were able to lock down the Cavaliers with a complete effort. But the fourth-year man from Louisville enjoyed some home cookin' on Friday - leading Boston with 28 points, going 10-of-16 from the floor, including 6-of-10 from beyond the arc. "We have to come out and do what we have to do".

"I didn't see him coming, it was bad", Tatum said.

James will probably have to do it again in Game 7 to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth straight year, something accomplished only by Bill Russell and some of his Celtics teammates in the 1960s. "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". I have a love of the game.

Tonight James looks to continue his Game 7 dominance.

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"I'm at ease with the game of basketball, period, no matter the situation", he said. James is averaging 27.6 points per game on the road this series, compared with 37 at home (though he did explode for 42 points in Game 2 in Boston).

"You can switch more", Lue said.

"You've got to be poised".

They say they're the best two words in sports: Game 7. "If you do everything hard, taking charges, dive on the floor for loose balls, that right there will open up everything for your offense".

To accomplish their goal, the Cavs will have to snap the Celtics' flawless 10-0 record at TD Garden this postseason. "I'm sure it's a big loss for them". "For me, this is LeBron against Boston and when I see the Cavs catching points albeit small, I tend to lean to the opinion of the oddsmakers". "I don't expect it to be any other way". It's winner-take-all, in the gym where the Cavs have been unable to do anything but play patsy for the Celtics and their ravenous fans.

Australia's Aron Baynes had his quietest game of the series, playing just 18 minutes and going scoreless while grabbing four rebounds. "That's the only reaction I have".

"It's going to be electric", Horford said. If it was easy, everybody would be here. We realize that we still have to focus on the task and the task is great.

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