Cavs beat Celtics to earn NBA Finals rematch with Warriors

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night to set up a NBA Finals rematch with the Golden State Warriors.

 

While the Warriors have posted a perfect 12-0 record in the playoffs this season, the Cavs have nearly matched them. LeBron James and company were unbeaten through 10 games before losing to the Celtics on a last-second 3-pointer in Sunday's Game 3.

 

However, after a 112-99 comeback win in Game 4 and Thursday night's victory over the injury-riddled Celtics, the Cavs now stand at 12-1 this postseason.

 

The win means James is going to his seventh straight finals and will rematch with the team his Cavs beat to win the NBA championship last year. It's also the third straight year the two teams have clashed in the finals, with Golden State winning the title in 2015.

 

By going unbeaten in three series to reach the NBA Finals, the Warriors broke the previous record for best start in NBA postseason history, which the Los Angeles Lakers set twice with 11-0 runs in 1989 and 2001.

 

The NBA Finals get underway with Golden State, which finished with a league-best 67-15 record in the regular season, hosting Games 1 and 2 on June 1 and 4. The series then shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 on June 7 and 9.

 

If needed, the series would then alternate between Golden State and Cleveland for the final three games of the best-of-seven series on June 12, 15 and 18.

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