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He will now advance to his eighth-straight NBA Finals appearance in what some are regarding as his most impressive feat yet.

On Friday night, the Cavaliers kept their title hopes alive, taking a second-quarter lead and not looking back - despite losing Kevin Love to a concussion just five minutes into the affair.

Now, the only question is who the Cavaliers will play for a chance at their second title in three years: The Rockets host Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Golden State on Monday night, and the victor will host the opener of the NBA Finals on Thursday.

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Boston have not been defeated a home court game during the postseason. The team's other young stars - Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart - struggled form 3-point range Sunday, making only three of 26 3-point attempts. Cleveland led 59-56 heading into the fourth quarter. It's something you wish you had when you're done playing, but more than that, it's just basketball for me. More specifically, LeBron James has played out of his mind in all of the Cleveland wins.

Cleveland now awaits the victor of Game 7 of the Western Conference finals matchup between the Warriors and the Rockets. He was part of the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history against the Golden State Warriors.

Sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com have Boston as a slight 2-point favorite, indicating bettors expect a down-to-the-wire game.

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Just like their opening-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics have won three at home and lost three on the road in this series.

Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds, while JR Smith scored 12. Here's what you need to know about Cavaliers and Celtics going into the Eastern Conference Finals. This year he averaged 18 points a game in the playoffs, topped 20 eight times, and showed toughness by missing only one game with a hamstring strain in the second round.

That'll likely mean more minutes and touches for Jordan Clarkson, who still hasn't gotten over the hump in his first foray into the postseason. They barely survived a seven-game series in the first round against the Indiana Pacers, winning four games by a combined 14 points.

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What else can you say? His improvement over the course of just one season is astounding, and his defensive presence will largely dictate the Celtics' fate tonight.