Let’s hope you are not bored of this NBA Finals matchup yet. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics, 135-102, in Game 5 to win its third straight Eastern Conference title and will meet the Golden State Warriors for the NBA title.
The Cavaliers were led by LeBron James‘ 35 points on 13-of-18 from the field, eight rebounds and eight assists. He put the team on his back when they needed it and carried Cleveland all the way to the end Thursday night.
In the win, James surpassed Michael Jordan as the playoffs’ all-time leading scorer. James has 5,989 points in the playoffs to Jordan’s 5,987. He surpassed Jordan with his 29th point of the game, according to Sports Illustrated.
James was helped by Kyrie Irving‘s 24 points and seven assists along with Kevin Love‘s 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Boston never really stood a chance in this one. The Celtics went down by 20 points early in the first frame and never really had an opportunity to bounce back.
Avery Bradley led the Celtics with 23 points. Gerald Green had 14 points off the bench.