Boston. But that would be Boston's last basket for more than five minutes while Cleveland went on a 15-2 run to put the game away.
"I mean, the bigger the stage, the bigger the player, and he's been doing it for us since we've been here", Lue said.
ESPN's Conference Finals coverage Sunday averaged a 6.3 metered market rating, up 37 percent from the same matchup in the Eastern Conference Finals past year and up 34 percent from its Western Conference Finals coverage in 2017. In fact, James posted 12 points, four assists and three rebounds in the fourth quarter alone.
They will play Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets, who meet in a game seven decider on Monday. Love shot below 40 percent from the field again a year ago, averaging 16.0 points and 11.2 rebounds per game.
It will be the eighth finals in a row for James - and a fourth for the Cavs.
Tatum had a dunk over James with 6:41 left - and stared down the Cavaliers star and bumped him with his chest - and then followed it with a three-pointer that gave the Celtics a 72-71 lead.
"I think we've played now until May 25th and May 27th the last two years, and we started on September 25th", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
After Cleveland was ahead 76-73 with 4:44 to go, Boston missed its next nine field-goal attempts as the Cavs opened the lead to 86-74 heading into the final seconds. We just had so many things going with our team.