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Cavaliers survive, win NBA Eastern Conference title against Celtics 79-87

Manila, Philippines - Cleveland survive and finally won the Eastern Conference Championship against Boston Celtics in their home court, 79-87 on Monday, Ma 28, 2018.

Lebron James posted 35 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists pushing Cleveland to win the Game 7.

Both team struggled offensively and a very hostile territory for the Cavaliers as they visited Celtics in a crucial game 7. Lebron fired 12 points during the 1st 12 minutes but the Celtics still had the lead 26-18 behind Jayson Tatum's 9 markers.

Jeff Green gave James the help he needed, scoring 19 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Cleveland felt the effect of Kevin Love's absence after being placed at the injury bay due to concussion symptoms which he sustained in an accidental collision with Jayson Tatum in game 6.

As James stepped on the court for the final period, he drained flawless jumpshots and attacked the rim relentlessly.

Refusing to end his season, Rookie Jayson Tatum battled it all out against Lebron James in scoring. Tatum registered 24 points with 5 minutes left in the game and posterized Lebron James with a dunk.

Cleveland started to melt the clock down with a 7 point lead and 1:16 left. This time, Boston hit the panic button and began taking 3 pointers but badly missed.

At the end of the buzzer, the Cavaliers officially booked the first NBA Finals slot with a convincing win over the Celtics 87-79.

With the win, Cleveland will be in the Finals for 4 consecutive years while Lebron James made 8th straight Finals trip.

The King finished the Celtics off with 35 points, 15 rebounds and an assist shy for a triple-double.

The Cavaliers now await the winner of Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets in their own do-or-die game 7.

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