Lebron James was at his imperious best for the Cavs, who have taken their third Eastern conference crown on the trot and have their return ticket to the NBA finals.
His 32 points helped the home side crush the Boston Celtics 132 – 102 with the Cleveland crowd roaring on their champions, who will meet Golden State for a hat-trick
of winner-takes-all shootouts with the western Conference champions.
It was a night for superlatives. The Cavs stand tall 12-1 for the postseason, and broke the NBA record for series closeout wins. They never trailed, led by 21 at the end
of the first quarter and at one point by 39, For James, it will be his seventh straight finals appearance. He has also beaten Michael Jordan’s record as Top playoffs pointscorer.