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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

ESPN Stats and Information  

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 

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.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Down 32 points with 2:44 left, the crowd (what's remaining of it) here at the Garden yelling, "Let's Go Celtics."

trey wingo @wingoz

In 3 games in Boston in the conference finals, The Celtics had the lead for exactly zero seconds

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA Finals are finally here, at least in Las Vegas. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has opened the series with the Warriors -260 favorites and the Cavs +220. Golden State is a 7.5-point fave in Game 1.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

The Eastern Conference Trophy is ready for the Cavaliers.


Adam Reisinger 

Not much of the crowd has stuck around to see the end of this blowout, as the Cavaliers prepare to make their third consecutive trip to the Finals.

Adam Reisinger 

When the Cavs get within a game of the Finals, they don't mess around. In 2007, they won Game 6 against the Pistons by 16. In 2015, they finished off a sweep of the Hawks with a 30-point win. Last year they eliminated the Raptors with a 26-point victory. Now they're beating the Celtics by 35 with a quarter to play in Boston. Cavaliers-Warriors III is all but set.

J.A. Adande @jadande

This will go down as the game LeBron broke MJ's playoff scoring record. To me it's when J.R. Smith licked beer off his arm.

Adam Reisinger 

With a 3-pointer in the third quarter LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for the most career points scored in the postseason. James now has 5,989 points in 212 career playoff games. Jordan finished his career with 5,987 in 179 games.

Adam Reisinger 

After posting just three double-doubles in the first two rounds of the playoffs, Kevin Love has recorded one in every game of the conference finals, after pulling down his 10th rebound in the third quarter of what has become another Cavs blowout in Boston.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavaliers' franchise record for margin of victory in a series closeout win is 30 points in Game 4 of the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals against the Hawks. Cleveland's largest on the ROAD is a 26-point win in Game 6 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals against the Raptors.