Eastern Conference Finals
- Cleveland Cavaliers 135 – Boston Celtics 102 (CLE wins series 4-1)
Highlights: LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and another trip to the NBA Finals to meet the Golden State Warriors. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin Love finished with 15 for the Cavs. The Cavs set an NBA record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. Avery Bradley led Boston with 23 points. J.R. Smith and Kyle Korver helped spread out Boston’s defenders by connecting on several wide-open scoring opportunities. Deron Williams, who had been quiet for most of the series, also got in on the act with a series-best 14 points for Cleveland.