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It was win or go home for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they welcomed the Boston Celtics into Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night, and they are not going home. Instead, the series will head back to Boston for a winner-take-all Game 7, with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line. By CBS Sports

How likely is a Cleveland Cavaliers comeback from down 3-2 in the Eastern Conference finals, and what will it mean for LeBron James if the Cavs lose? Have Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown become untouchable for the Boston Celtics this postseason? ESPN NBA experts answer the big questions before a huge Game 6. By ESPN Insiders

Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love left Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals after banging heads with Boston’s Jayson Tatum in the first quarter. He would not return.

Love and Tatum inadvertently collided midway through the quarter and both dropped to the floor. Love, who missed a March 28 game at Charlotte with a concussion, immediately raised his left arm as if to signal he needed help. By Tom Withers | The Associated Press

LeBron James has played 21 elimination games in his career and is 12-9 in those contests. In those 21 games, James is averaging 33.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 0.95 blocks and 1.7 steals. James averages the most points of any player in league history who has played at least three elimination games, ahead of Michael Jordan at 31.3 and Wilt Chamberlain at 31.1. By KHADRICE ROLLINS



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