Brad Stevens, Celtics Looking Toward Future After Game 7 Loss To Cavs

LeBron James Single Handedly Muscled Cleveland Into The NBA Finals Yet Again

LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers have pulled off a major upset knocking out favourites Boston Celtics in game seven at TD Garden to secure a fourth straight Eastern Conference championship for the club.

"He's unbelievable", said Celtics coach Brad Stevens.

It's worth repeating one final time: the Celtics had no business lasting this long, and even after blowing a 12-point lead in Game 7, there's no shame in falling short.

The Cavaliers were without the services of All-Star forward Kevin Love, who missed Sunday's Game 7 after being placed in the NBA's concussion protocol following a nasty head-to-head collision with Jayson Tatum in Friday night's contest at The Q.

Not only was James mostly playing solo against the best of the East, two of those teams he mentioned won more games than most of the teams in the entire National Basketball Association.

James became the 13th athlete in the four major USA professional sports - the NBA, NHL, MLB and National Football League - to make it to eight straight championship series, joining seven Montreal Canadiens players and five former Celtics, according to data compiled by ESPN Stats & Information.

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Cavs fans watched Jeff Green play the game of his life at the age of 31 This is the same Jeff Green who has been with six teams in 10 years. In one video, Rihanna can be heard screaming as she zooms in on James, who clearly looks exhausted from playing the entire 48-minute duration of the game. "But they found there way back into to it and that was a definite turning point".

In Lebron's Gauntlet hand, you'll see three tattered jerseys, representing the three teams he had to beat in order to advance to the NBA Finals. "Didn't know if we were going to make trades or not". He declined to compare the energy he has used this season to prior ones, but it is obvious that putting this particular team on his back has been draining. It's a Game 7. "I think the unfortunate events of the injuries that they've had have allowed him to, I believe, get better faster than I believe they expected here". It's ridiculous, and he does it at this level and with the pressure, with the scrutiny. I just go out and play my game. Twice he failed to reach 10 points against the Cavs, and it's not a coincidence that the Celtics lost both of those games.

James won't sit atop the Eastern Conference throne forever, and he saw the team that will eventually take his place up close and personal in the Eastern Conference finals.

Next year, barring any offseason moves, the Celtics will trot out a lineup of Irving, Hayward, Tatum, Brown and Horford, with Rozier, Marcus Morris, Daniel Theis and should he re-sign in the offseason, Marcus Smart coming off the bench.

The play of the former Duke star was a huge reason why the Celtics were one game away from the NBA Finals, even though they were without their best player in Kyrie Irving. He was still receiving treatment on the leg in his hotel room on Saturday night, a team source told ESPN.

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