LeBron James Makes History, Cavaliers Advance

Lynette Rowe
May 29, 2017

Every so often, that pays off and one of them does for him what he frequently does for them. "It's cute.". The Cavaliers' 43 points in the first quarter made Cleveland the first playoff team since the 1990 Celtics with three 40-point quarters in the same series. Boston won the first matchup in 1984, but the Lakers would even things up the following year.

Irving was moving around and putting up shots during the Cavs' morning shootaround.

As the game ended, the crowd gave the Celtics a standing ovation amidst "Let's Go Celtics" chants. In Game 4, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and James combined to score or assist 103 points. Marcus Smart responded to tied the game at 3. One, two, three. four? "You can kind of feel it, they know what time it is", Warriors star Steph Curry said.

According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com, the point guard would prefer the team add free agents this summer instead of worrying about his own financial future.

And despite beating the Golden State Warriors last June, the reigning NBA champion Cavaliers will be heading into the NBA Finals threequel with that "underdog" tag.

On the topic of age, the fact that James entered the National Basketball Association right out of high school, and played at an All-Star level nearly right away, is his biggest advantage over his historical competition. He scored 12 of Cleveland's 14 points to close the half.

A healthy portion has come against the legendary Celtics franchise.

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The urgency at that point hung over the Cavaliers like their "Humongotron" scoreboard.

"It was one of those games we had to fight through and we had to earn it", he said. Like, am I the reason that they're not that good (laughs). He will have to wait for more tests until the swelling goes down, he said.

Irving put a scare into the Cavs and their fans when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot and rolled his ankle. But the point guard did, and did. James is 28 points shy of overtaking Jordan as the postseason's leading scorer.

So it was time. Irving eventually finished with 42 points. Irving crumped on the baseline, the folks at The Q enduring the "oh no, he's hurt!" dread for about 15 seconds before he popped up.

Late in the third quarter James splashed a 3-pointer from the left wing and spun, holding a finger in the air. They were done by the end of the third quarter on this night but they still scored or assisted on 34 of the team's 38 baskets while in the game. LeBron James called the Warriors a "juggernaut", and Green said "there's always a mutual respect". "I just have to keep going and figure out what I've got do to come back at the highest level possible". He's a special talent. The injuries, and not only that, but us not being able to finish games the way we wanted to.

Tyronn Lue, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving speak after the Cavs' Game 4 win. I'm very happy about our accomplishment. "It should be the same for us", James said. And so, I think maybe there's just a lack of appreciation for greatness. "But I definitely wasn't trying to hear that at that point in time".

Celtics: Thomas spoke to coach Brad Stevens and told him that he has visited one hip specialist and plans to see more before it's decided if he needs surgery. "You have to just enjoy the ride".

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