Cleveland Cavaliers had a dominant 135-102 win over Boston Celtics to set up their third straight NBA Finals appearance against Golden State Warriors.
Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 79 points at Boston’s TD Gardens to claim the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals 4-1.
James also surpassed Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan as the all-time leading scorer in the play-offs.The 32-year old who is chasing his fourth NBA title finished with 35 points in the game to set a new mark of 5.995 points in 212 play-off games, while six-time NBA champion Jordan set his record in 179 games.
The Cavaliers will meet the Warriors who swept San Antonio Spurs 4-0 in the Western Conference finals on Monday.
Game one of the NBA Finals takes place at the Warriors’ Oracle Arena in Oakland on Thursday, 1 June.
Written by Chineze Ogugua