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Twitter reacts to LeBron James' making clutch shots in Game 6

Twitter reacts to LeBron James' making clutch shots in Game 6

The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player and elimination-game superhero played all but one minute and 54 seconds of Game 6, scoring 46 points - a career-high in an elimination game - on 17-for-33 shooting to go with 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and a block to lead the Cavaliers to a 109-99 Game 6 win. He is averaging 13.9 points per game and 10.0 rebounds during the postseason.

TD Garden in Boston will play host to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. James stayed in the game after the collision, which came with 8:28 left in the fourth quarter, until he checked out for good with 57 seconds left.

James and the Heat made quick work of Game 7, closing out a tough series with a blowout.

So if James didn't already have his work cut out for him when it comes to rest and recovery heading into Game 7, the right leg injury only makes the treatment that much more vital. Love exited Game 6 after colliding with the Celtics Jayson Tatum.

Still, as they went about making this improbable journey to where they are a win away from a trip to the NBA Finals, history has never been a motivating factor.

"I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg", James said. While comparisons to the 2017 ECF are lacking as that Cavs vs. Celtics battle only went to a Cleveland winning Game 5, last night was the best ECF or WCF Game 6 that ESPN has had since 2012.

"It's been better, but I'll be ready tonight", James said at shootaround when asked for an update.




Even if the Rockets are playing stellar basketball in Game 7, the Warriors will still be seen as the favorite due to their track record. James typically banishes nostalgia to a back shelf in his head to savor after his career is over, but he has taken extra time to savor the ride a little. If they manage to get an advantage in every spot except for James, which we have seen twice before in this series, the Celtics can get the win that puts them in the Finals.

He'll have to resort to this placed confidence if the Cavaliers are to advance, potentially without Kevin Love in Game 7.

"Today is really the only thing I can think about", James said.

Smart played a stellar floor game in Game 2 of the series, but he's been up and down in the other five games, averaging 9.7 points on 37 percent shooting in the series. "Doing stuff defensively, that's got to be our mindset to start". But with Love done for the night, the Cavs closed ranks, got a big game from their bench and from point guard George Hill, who had 20 points and only one turnover. The Celtics can withstand a single-man effort from James. "You've got to be able to handle a punch or two", he said.

But just like James, the Celtics aren't going to go down without a fight, either. People can say whatever they want, but two teams have to come out and play.

"We were short on timeouts, and I was about to take one", he said of the incident.

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