SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, where LeBron James added another chapter to his legacy by leading the Cavaliers past the Celtics in Boston.
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For the eighth consecutive year, LeBron James is headed to the NBA Finals. But yet he’s still finding ways to shock the masses.
Behind James’ 35 points, 15 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks, the Cleveland Cavaliers took down the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night. James played all 48 minutes and improved to 6-2 in Games 7s in his career.
“Amazing what Bron has been able to do… That’s tough,” tweeted Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid.
“Who in the world can hate now lord have mercy, teammate, friend or not this is ridiculous,” tweeted Los Angeles Lakers veteran Channing Frye.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens sang James’ praises in his postgame press conference, saying, “I thought it was an outstanding defensive game, and again, he still got 35, 15, nine. It’s a joke.”
Other NBA players, both current and former, who chimed in on social media are below.