LeBron James showed his greatness in Game 5 on Thursday night, passing Michael Jordan to become the all-time leader in playoff scoring. James scored 35 points on his way to a 135-102 victory over the Celtics in Boston.
Game 5 was totally controlled by the Cavs, just like the first 2 games of the series. LeBron and the Cavs were definitely determined to reach the NBA Finals once again. There wasn't really much to the closing of this series but gave Celtics fans a time to reflect on the season they had.
Now the Cavs are headed to the NBA Finals for the trilogy of Warriors vs. Cavs, but the Celtics will be headed home and will get ready for the big, upcoming offseason.
There is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of if you're the Celtics. They met and even exceeded every expectation that was set at the beginning of the season, and definitely have one of the brightest futures in the NBA. Boston has crazy leverage in just about every aspect of the offseason. From the NBA Draft to free agency, the Celtics will be the top team in all of it.
For now, let's all sit back, relax, and enjoy (what should be) a fantastic Finals matchup and get ready for the exciting offseason.
This season was fun for sure, but next year will be a whole lot better. Who knows what the Celtics roster will look like next season, but let's hope it's loaded with stars that could help contend against the Cleveland Cavaliers!