Who will advance to the NBA Finals: Cavaliers or Celtics?
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Who will advance to the NBA Finals: Cavaliers or Celtics?

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are renewing their rivalry, meeting in the playoffs for the third time in four years with a spot in the NBA Finals on the line. The Cavs needed seven games to eliminate the Indiana Pacers but swept the top-seeded Toronto Raptors last round. However, the Celtics are peaking with young, hungry players eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks in seven games and the Philadelphia 76ers in five. Who advances? 🏀

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#WhateverItTakes
54.7%
#CUsRise
45.3%

The rest of the NBA better beware: you come at the King, you best not miss. 

LeBron James has been on a tear in the playoffs after many doubted his ability to carry this Cavaliers team to the promised land. Now, he has Cleveland within four games of the NBA Finals following a Herculean effort that might be one of the greatest overall postseason performances of all time. He leads all players with 34.3 points per game, adding 9.4 rebounds and nine assists per contest. James is playing on a whole other level right now, and no one, not even the Celtics, can stop him. The Cavs are going to the finals again.

If there's anything basketball has taught us, it's that one man can only carry a team so far. Lacking a consistent No. 2 option, LeBron James won't be able to cope with the Celtics, who have surprised most NBA fans by advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals without their two superstars. 

Boston's young core of Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Terry Rozier have grown up quickly under the bright lights of the playoffs and Brad Stevens has been masterful at game planning. If there's any coach who can create a scheme to stop LeBron James, it's Stevens. The Celtics will topple James and make it to the NBA Finals.

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