After beating the Boston Celtics in seven games in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers will meet the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 NBA Finals.
LeBron James, a four-time league MVP, scored 35 points with 15 rebounds and nine assists on Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to an 87-79 win over the Celtics and eliminating Boston from the Eastern Conference Finals in the decisive game.
In the first close game of the series — and the lowest-scoring — James played all 48 minutes and had 12 of his points in the fourth quarter for his sixth straight Game 7 win.
Meanwhile, the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday night.
NBA Finals 2018
Here’s the NBA Finals schedule:
|(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)|
Thursday, May 31: Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 9 p.m.
Sunday, June 3: Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6: Houston-Golden State winner at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
Friday, June 8: Houston-Golden State winner at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
x-Monday, June 11: Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 9 p.m.
x-Thursday, June 14: Houston-Golden State winner at Cleveland, 9 p.m.
x-Sunday, June 17: Cleveland at Houston-Golden State winner, 8 p.m.
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals
The Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets, the NBA’s best regular season team, in Game 7 on Monday night, to once again reach the league’s championship series. They’ll face the Cavaliers and LeBron James, who will be making his eighth straight appearance in the Finals.