This will be the second time that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics meet in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals for two seasons straight. More than that, LeBron and the Cavaliers can create history and get four consecutive Nba Finals appearances. Of course, they have to overcome one of the strongest defensive teams in the NBA before clinching a Finals spot.
After a seemingly long clash against the Indiana Pacers in the first round, the Cavaliers bounced back and regained their momentum after sweeping the Toronto Raptors out of contention for the Eastern Conference Finals.
Meanwhile, the Celtics had to play one more game before they secured a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. They had to go through an in-form Philadelphia 76ers but managed to finish the series in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Can The Celtics Contain The Cavaliers?
With enough time to recover before the Conference Finals take off, both teams are looking to make a statement, especially the Celtics who last won an NBA championship title in 2008 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Celtics, still without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, coped with the team’s injuries and showed their depth. All five starters of the Celtics scored double figures against the 76ers. This is more than impressive for a team who had to make adjustments after losing their star guard just before the playoffs. Head cash Brad Stevens utilized players like Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum. In this league swarmed with superteams and superstars, it’s hard not to notice and admire the work Stevens put into the Celtics. His next task now is to shut down Cavs’ James.
The Cavaliers and Celtics tips off Games 1 and 2 at TD Garden in Boston, while Games 3 and 4 will be at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Should the series extend, Games 5 and 7 will be played in front of a Boston crowd, while Game 6 will be in Cleveland.
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