LeBron James’s record in elimination games is good but not great

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He is 3-2 against the Celtics in his career in that situation, but 3-0 since struggling early in his career to get over the hump against the Big Three. If I could choose one guy to prevail, it would be LeBron.

When the best player in the world is wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform, it is easy to ignore the other good players on the court. "It's given him an opportunity to make fail plays or make mistakes and be able to learn from them and still be able to be on the floor. So I've just got to fight through it [and] keep my composure". James is one of the most remarkable runs in the history of the National Basketball Association with his Finals streak, but this is the most vulnerable he has looked since the last time the Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm going to be hurting tomorrow". We just can't expect coming home and in front of our great fans and crowd that we're going to win the game. But we got [LeBron James] out with two-and-a-half minutes, and at the start of the fourth he wasn't ready to go. And it was coach Lue, too, who opened the conversation regarding the MVP candidates health condition during the post-game interview with the press, saying: “He looked a little exhausted to me.” Lue said of James.

Tatum stopped playing defense completely as he held his head, while Love collapsed to the ground.

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From the Rockets to the Lakers to the Sixers, James has been linked to a plethora of future landing spots despite publicly stating his sole focus is on winning another championship with the Cavs.

The Celtics know how much more comfortable they would be closing out at home, but James in a game seven is a different monster. "I haven't always been successful, obviously". It's a 10-point advantage for Cleveland with under seven minutes to go. "It's up to us to see if we can come back here for one more". "I think it's just always keeping his body in the right position, especially in tonight's game". Smith has 20 points in two home games and six points in three games in Boston.

Irving did not travel to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. The game was there for the taking, but the Cavs couldn't buy a shot when they needed it.

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Expand that search back to age 32 seasons and Jordan's age 32 shows up with James' 2017 playoff run to add to the list.

Was Korver sore from his face-first dive late Monday night, something he alluded to in the locker room after the game?

"I'm fine", he told the press corps. "I didn't mention fatigue, [the media] did".

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