Cavaliers headed to finals with an 87-79 Game 7 win over Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates a basket against the Boston Celtics during the second half in Game 7 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON – The Cleveland Cavaliers made it back to the NBA Finals for their fourth-straight – and Lebron James’ eighth straight – try at for a title by taking down the Celtics 87-79 Sunday night at TD Garden.

James scored 35 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had nine assists to lead both teams.

Cleveland will face the winner of tomorrow night’s Game 7 of the Western Conference finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.

Should the Warriors win, it will be the fourth straight meeting between Cleveland and Golden State in the NBA Finals.

James had 17 points and 10 rebounds at the half as the Cavaliers trailed 43-29 at the break and 26-18 after the first quarter. Jeff Green scored 19 points.

The Celtics were led in scoring by Jayson Tatum’s 24 points.

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