Cavs Beat Celtics As LeBron James Tops NBA's All-Time Playoff Scoring List

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The Cavaliers completed the regular season in a somnambulatory state, counting on their ability to improve their level of play when it mattered most. They're 12-0 thus far, compared to 12-5 through three rounds past year, when Durant's Thunder pushed them to seven games. Even with some potential blockbuster offseason moves, it's unlikely any National Basketball Association team can assemble the necessary talent to rival either the Warriors or Cavaliers.

Cleveland's LeBron James dunks against the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on June 16, 2016, in Cleveland.

The regular season was about playoff positioning for the other 28 years, and the first three rounds of the playoffs were about playoff placing for the other 14 teams in the post-season.

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While trying to savor a rewarding season in which they won 53 games, earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals, members of the Boston Celtics acknowledged the gap that still exists with the Cleveland Cavaliers in their quest to elevate to a true title contender.

"(We) went through some tough times in the regular season, but we knew we had confidence to be great", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

The Warriors won the NBA Western Conference title Monday, sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs in 12 games. "Now we can start focusing on Golden State to get ready".

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Last season, the NBA Playoffs consisted of 86 games. But the individual series are not as compelling as what we had a year ago. And unless something insane happens to sap the strength of either team before next season, it seems likely the cycle will repeat until their respective core players either fall off or break apart. That's roughly the same as having a roster full of First-Team All-NBA center Anthony Davis (.196 win shares per 48 minutes) playing against a team made up of Seth (not Steph) Curry clones (.109). The big star for the Giants that year was future Yankees manager Casey Stengel, who hit an inside-the-park homer in the ninth inning to win Game 1 and drove in the only run in Game 3 with another homer. Ruth had three homers in the Series, including one in the decisive sixth game.

The Cavs beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 in game five of the Eastern Conference finals today, LeBron James with another pristine performance that helped him pass Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer. "A team that was up 3-1 added Kevin Durant", Smith said.

One caveat, because adding those players would make the Celtics undeniably better: Their win shares this postseason could be skewed because they suffered some completely lopsided losses when they dropped games. After torching the Celtics for 35, James now sits at 5,995 postseason career points. King James or Air Jordan? I think you've found two great teams.

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James scored 15 and Irving 13 in the quarter, with James hitting three bombs in the final 2:41. But, overall, the better team here is the Golden State Warriors.

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