Playing in Boston has historically been kind to LeBron James, and Tuesday night that was no different.
James and his Cleveland Cavaliers came away with an 89–77 win over a typically solid Celtics squad that struggled from the field, helping cover for some sporadic offense of Cleveland’s own. James and Kevin Love did much of the lifting, LeBron finishing with 24 points and seven boards and Love adding 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
The pair connected for this pretty fast-break sequence in the third period, Love hooking up James with one of his patented half-court outlet passes. LeBron didn’t disappoint on the finish, either.
Business as usual for LeBron, who’s helped navigate the Cavs to a 16–7 mark more than a quarter of the way through the season, despite some ups and downs. With the recently-returned Iman Shumpert injuring his groin in Boston and Kyrie Irving still not quite ready to go, James’s role won’t change for a little while.
But when he’s feeling a dunk like this, who‘s complaining?