Daily News – May 26, 2017

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LeBron James: Kyrie Irving one of best one-on-one players in league history
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

BOSTON — Throughout the season, during times when the Cleveland Cavaliers’ offense fell into lulls of isolation basketball, head coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James defended the approach, saying it was wise to take advantage of two of the league’s best one-on-one scorers.

Following the Game 4 win, a night when Kyrie Irving sliced the Boston Celtics’ defense with repeated dribble-drives, the All-Star point guard showed again why that path can be so successful.

“He was born to play one-on-one,” James said of Irving. “That’s what he do. I think what he’s improving more upon is the feel of the game and taking his time and scoring and possessions and things of that nature and growing as a point guard and growing as a leader. But the kid was born to play one-on-one. You have those great one-on-one players in our league history and he’s up there.” – CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James’ imminent passing of Michael Jordan ‘great for barbershops’
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

BOSTON — LeBron James may very well catch the “ghost” tonight.

James needs just 28 points to pass Michael Jordan (5,987 points) as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in the playoffs, and they could all come against Boston in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. James is averaging 32.3 points per game in the playoffs.

Last summer, James said his career motivation was to chase “the ghost” of Jordan, who has five MVPs and six titles. CLICK HERE to read full story.

It’s on: Cavaliers to face Warriors in Finals after 135-102 series clincher over Celtics
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

BOSTON — LeBron James and the Cavaliers have done it again. They’re going back to the Finals for another clash with the Golden State Warriors.

James is the new NBA all-time leading scorer in the postseason and is headed to the Finals for the seventh consecutive year as an Eastern Conference champion because of the Cavs’ 135-102 win over Boston in Game 5.

With the victory, the Cavs set the NBA record for consecutive wins in closeout games at 13, which dates to the 2009 playoffs and set the franchise record for points in a playoff game. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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