BOSTON — Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet Sunday night in an Eastern Conference Game 7 final that will see the winner advancing to the NBA finals. You can stream the game live on WatchESPN, starting at 8:30 pm ET.
Live television coverage is on ESPN at well.
LeBron James and the Cavaliers rolled to a 109-99 victory over the Celtics in Game 6 to force a seventh game and the visitors will be hoping to complete the comeback at TD Garden and book a championship place.
James exploded for 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists and played all but two minutes to help Cleveland overcame losing star forward Kevin Love with a head injury and avoided elimination.
“We have one game to be able to compete for a championship, what more can you ask for?” James said after the win Friday night.
Love, according to the Cavs, is in the league’s concussion protocol and will not feature in Sunday’s Game 7.
The Cavaliers revealed Jeff Green will start in place of Love.
Meanwhile, the Celtics head into this fixture aiming to continue doing something they’ve done for the entire series thus far.
Boston has managed to take care of business at home so far in the series and Marcus Smart is ready to help his team do what it takes to slow down James and Co.
“It’s about just winning the game now,” said Smart. “It’s not going to be pretty. You got to be able to get down and get dirty.
“You can’t go out and try to look pretty. You have to be ready for a dogfight.
“We got to be ready to come up with our nose bloodied, we got to be ready to come out with our mouth bloodied, we have to come out ready to fight.”
James is ready to lift the intensity even more against the Celtics.
“I don’t put too much added pressure on myself,” he said. “I just go out and play my game. It’s a Game 7.
“It’s something you wish you had when you’re done playing, but more than that, it’s just basketball for me.
“I know what I’m capable of doing, and I’m going to trust everything I put into it.”