LeBron James’ Dominant Performance in 2018 Game 7 Against the Celtics

LeBron James' Dominant Performance in 2018 Game 7 Against the Celtics

LeBron James delivered an unforgettable performance the last time the Cleveland Cavaliers faced the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs, particularly in the Game 7 thriller. This marked the teams’ last postseason encounter, which happened six years ago.

Known as “The King,” LeBron was relentless in his pursuit of an eighth consecutive NBA Finals appearance, achieving a remarkable stat line of 35 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists in the Cavaliers’ 87-79 victory.

In a critical display of clutch play, James scored 12 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, securing his sixth consecutive Game 7 victory and reinforcing his dominance in the Eastern Conference.

The 2018 playoff meeting was only the second for Jaylen Brown and the first for his teammate Jayson Tatum, adding significant milestones to their careers despite the challenging opposition.

Celtics’ Journey and Ambitions for Redemption

The Celtics’ team has experienced significant growth, reaching the pinnacle of the 2022 NBA Finals, where they faced defeat against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in six games. Jaylen Brown reflects on the past challenges, particularly the painful loss in the 2018 Game 7 against LeBron James, which continues to motivate the team. “It still stings that we lost Game 7 in 2018,” Brown shared with reporters as they prepare for the upcoming series against the Cavaliers. “We’re gonna make sure this series is different,” he asserted, signaling a strong resolve for redemption.

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reviewed by: Den Osmond (Basketball Expert)

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