Cavs Win, Force a Game 7

Celtics remain winless on the road during this postseason
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2008 10:42 PM CDT
Cavs Win, Force a Game 7
Boston Celtics' Glen Davis loses the ball after running into Cleveland Cavaliers' Joe Smith in the third quarter of Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals Friday, May 16, 2008, in Cleveland.    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

LeBron James scored 32 points - 19 in the second half - and the Cavaliers forced a decisive and fitting finale to this home-sweet-home playoff series with a 74-69 victory Friday night over Boston, which has gone from regular-season road kings to postseason road kill. The Cavs are attempting to become the 14th team to overcome an 0-2 deficit and win a series.

James, whose jump shot has mysteriously been missing in this series, made two key baskets midway through the fourth quarter to slow a Boston comeback, Wally Szczerbiak hit a 3-pointer with 2:10 remaining and Joe Smith dropped two free throws with 14 seconds left as the Cavs moved the series back to the East Coast. (Read more 2008 NBA playoffs stories.)

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