In his last Game 7, a first-round victory over the Indiana Pacers, James scored 45 points, grabbed nine rebounds, notched seven assists and four steals to become the first player in National Basketball Association history to score 45 points in multiple Game 7s.
Nance finished the game with two points, six rebounds, four blocks and two assists. In the 2016 NBA Finals, Love was able to return for Game 4 after suffering a concussion in Game 2, playing 25 minutes.
James has also had some bitter memories in Boston.
James has said he'll sit down with his family after the season ends to plot his next move, and he's already being courted in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and NY who can only dream about adding him to their rosters.
Following the game, Stevens tried to sum up James' performance from his perspective, saying that the Cavs' superstar is "the best player in the game", per Keith Smith of Real GM. Old friend Jeff Green added 14 points, while Jordan Clarkson and Kyle Korver chipped in six apiece. "No body movement, no ball movement ... just the traps we fall into".
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Rather, Liverpool fans who were present in the Principality Stadium that day did the ground work. Ronaldo eclipsed Salah in the competition with 15 goals after starting out in the group stage.
They'll learn from Friday night's defeat, but it won't be on their minds on Sunday. Although the Celtics out-scored Cleveland by one point in the second half (56-55), the Cavaliers didn't allow them to get back in the game, especially down the stretch.
"At the end of the day you have to go out and make your own history", said C's guard Jaylen Brown, who is averaging a team-high 19.6 points per game this series. And while they'll certainly be happy Game 7 is back at TD Garden, Terry Rozier knows they can't hang their hat on what is sure to be an inebriated Boston crowd.
They did. The Celtics came rumbling out to start the game, attacking the basket. There was something different - nearly emotional - however, about his effort on Friday in a game in which his co-star, Kevin Love, played in just five minutes due to a first-quarter collision.
"The best player in the game", Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. The Celtics went to Al Horford in the post eight times in the opening 12 minutes and the Cavs mostly sent an extra defender at Horford, which seemed to play into the Celtics' hands. Boston was a poor 11-of-20 at the line.
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