LeBron James had another dominate performance for the Cavaliers as he went 17-for-33 from the field and 5-for-7 from deep as he recorded yet another double double this season with 11 rebounds and 46 points and George Hill helped James as Hill dumped in 20 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field and although going 0-for-3 from deep, Hill also dished out three assists as the Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32) defeated the Boston Celtics (55-27), 109-99, to even the series at 3 games apiece and force game 7.
The Cavaliers lost Kevin Love due to a concussion he suffered from a collision with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum. However, with the loss of Love many thought this game was over but Hill, Nance, and Green stepped up to the occasion and helped James force the extra game. Green had 14 points on 4-for-10 shooting from the field and 1-for-3 from deep and Nance had 10 points and went a perfect 5-for-5 from the field with 7 rebounds.
Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier led the way for the Boston Celtics. Brown had 27 points on 11-for-18 from the field and 2-for-5 from beyond the arc while Rozier had 28 points on 10-for-16 from the field and 6-for-10 from beyond the arc along with seven assists in the loss.
Free throws definitely hurt the Boston Celtics as they shot 55% as a team going 11-for-20 during the game while the Cavaliers shot 81.8% as a team on 11-for-22. Offensive rebounding was another weakness shown by the Celtics this game as they were outrebound 41-to-54 during game 6.
Sunday, May 25th
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics at 8:30 PM on ESPN