Cavs Win Game 6 Behind Legendary Performance by LeBron

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA Finals chances are still alive after winning Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals 109-99 to force a Game 7 in Boston on Sunday night.

The Cavs didn’t get off to the best start, but started to gain control midway through the second quarter, outscoring Boston 34-18 in the second quarter and didn’t look back from there. The Celtics cut the deficit to 7 points late in the game, but LeBron James ended any comeback efforts.

The Cavs needed LeBron James to be spectacular last night and he was just that. The King had 46 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists to lead the Cavs to a Game 6 win.  A pair of threes in the final minutes of the game from James helped seal the victory.

If you’ve ever wondered how LeBron makes some of the shots he makes, even his own son doesn’t know the answer.

George Hill also stepped up in his role. Hill had 20 points to help steady the Cavs, who were without Kevin Love for the majority of the game.

Love left the game in the first quarter after colliding with Jayson Tatum and was evaluated for a concussion and didn’t return to the game. His status is up in the air for Game 7 on Sunday.

Love didn’t score for the Cavs, so Hill’s 20-point effort was a must. Jeff Green also had maybe his best game of these playoffs. Green filled in for Love and scored 14 points on 4-10 shooting. LeBron doesn’t need much help, especially when he is in the mode that he was in last night, but he got the perfect amount of help from the role players last night.

LeBron sang the praises of his supporting cast in his postgame press conference, even after a 46-point, near triple-double.

Now, the focus shifts to Game 7 in Boston where the Cavs haven’t won yet this series. The Cavs have LeBron on their side, and I wouldn’t bet against the King in a Game 7 in any building, but the uncertainty will be there when we tip off on Sunday night. The Cavs need similar efforts that they got on Friday night to have a chance to move on to their fourth straight NBA Finals.

Head coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James know just how important a Game 7 is.

Game 7 is set for Sunday at 8:30pm ET and will be broadcast on ESPN and Fox Sports Ohio.