FINAL: Cleveland Cavaliers heading to 3rd straight NBA Finals. They beat Celtics, 135-102.
**Record-breaking night! LeBron James is the new all-time NBA Playoffs scoring leader, passing Michael Jordan.
**Update: The Cavs were leading the Boston Celtics 86-63 in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
BOSTON — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving’s left ankle is feeling “good” in advance of Cleveland’s Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics.
Irving was moving around and putting up shots during the Cavs’ morning shootaround.
The All-Star rolled his ankle in the third quarter of Game 4 when he stepped on Terry Rozier’s foot. Irving was able to stay on the floor and finish the game, scoring a career playoff-high 42 points.
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Cleveland leads Boston 3-1 and can wrap up its third straight Eastern Conference title Thursday night.
Several Celtics are also fighting injuries as they try to stave off elimination. Jaylen Brown is listed as questionable with a right hip pointer. Jae Crowder is probable with a left groin strain, and Amir Johnson is probable with a right shoulder sprain.
Meanwhile, if LeBron James puts 28 points on the board tonight, he passes Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in an NBA postseason.
If the Cavs win, they will set a new NBA record for the most consecutive victories in playoff series closeout games.