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Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

When's the last time an athlete as superior as LeBron James was an underdog in 2 straight championship rounds in his sport?

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Kevin Love finished +43, his best plus-minus of any game in his career (regular or postseason). Celtics were 3-of-14 with 2 TO when Love was the primary defender.

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This will be the first time in NBA history that 3 players enter the Finals averaging 25 PPG on 50% shooting (LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry).

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LeBron James had 35 points, the most points to clinch a series win at the Celtics in NBA postseason history, as noted by the Elias Sports Bureau.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Cavs show off their Finals T-shirts and hats as J.R. Smith cradled the Eastern Conference Champions trophy.

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The Cavaliers' win in Game 5 was the Celtics' largest loss when facing elimination in franchise history.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The players and coaching just had to cajole GM David Griffin, a pending free agent, into joining in the trophy presentation.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Tyronn Lue has yet to lose a playoff series in his time as Cavs head coach. He's a perfect 7-0 entering the 2017 Finals.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas leaves the floor after Boston's season ends in Game 5 loss to Cavaliers.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

If you wanna know long it's been since LeBron James hadn't made the NBA Finals, John Wall hadn't been picked No. 1 yet.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Kevin Love and LeBron James are headed back to the Finals -- the 7th straight trip for James.

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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James makes his way to the postgame trophy presentation.

Malinda Adams ESPN Producer 

Celtics walk off the court for the last time this season with Isaiah bringing up the rear.

Dave Tuley @ViewFromVegas

Cavaliers rout Celtics 135-102, clinch Eastern Conference: ViewFromVegas is they also covered as 10-point road faves (went over 214.5) #NBA

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The Celtics are the only team over the last 20 seasons to never hold a lead when playing in at least 3 home games in a single playoff series, as noted by the Elias Sports Bureau.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

The Cavs finish off their blowout win over the Celtics and advance to the NBA Finals, where they'll face the Warriors for the third straight year. It's the first time in NBA history that the same teams have met in the Finals in three consecutive seasons.