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“I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg,” James said. “I was just hoping for the best, obviously, because I’ve seen so many different injuries, and watching basketball with that type of injury, someone fall into one’s leg standing straight up. Luckily, I was able to finish the game.”

Following the incident, he scored 12 points, including back-to-back three pointers to seal Cleveland’s victory. In each of his last seven elimination games, James has either a triple-double or a 40-point game. Through all 21 elimination games of his career, he’s averaged 33.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.3 assists.

“I just try to put myself in the best possible shape each and every year to be able to go for the long haul,” James said. “Obviously, getting a couple of minutes [of rest] per quarter would be great, but that’s not what our team is built on right now.


Our team is built on me being out on the floor to be able to make plays not only for myself but to make plays for others.” The Cavaliers’ lineup is in limbo.

Stevens said the Celtics will continue to monitor Tatum’s status over the next day to ensure he is fine. The Cavaliers have not placed Love in concussion protocol, but he is listed as questionable for Game 7. Losing Love would be a blow for Cleveland on the road. Although his replacement, Jeff Green, put up 14 points Friday night, the Cavs’ role players have struggled to find an offensive groove at the TD Garden.

“I think when you lose an All-Star like Kevin — our second go-to guy, a pivotal part of what we try to do — you help your brother up and that’s what they did,” Lue said. “Kevin left the game. He didn’t come back, and guys got together and they played. They played for Kevin. They played for each other and were able to get the win.” Two stats plagued the Celtics’ offense.

Al Horford converted on just two of eight shot attempts and didn’t make his first basket until the third quarter Friday. He finished with four assists, six points, and nine rebounds. Game 6 was just the second time Horford has been limited to single-digit scoring this postseason.

Stevens noted Horford’s shot attempts are likely going to be down if the Cavaliers are doubling him because he’s passing more frequently as a result of the coverage. He said the question at hand is whether the Celtics went to Horford enough.

Hill — who has been silenced in Boston, scoring a combined 15 points in Games 1, 2, and 5 at the TD Garden — notched 20 points in Game 6 alone. The Celtics can withstand a single-man effort from James. They did so in Game 2, weathering his 42-point triple-double. They just can’t let his supporting cast get into a rhythm, too.

“I felt some pain throughout my entire right side of my ankle into my leg,” James said. “I was just hoping for the best, obviously, because I’ve seen so many different injuries, and watching basketball with that type of injury, someone fall into one’s leg standing straight up. Luckily, I was able to finish the game.”

Following the incident, he scored 12 points, including back-to-back three pointers to seal Cleveland’s victory. In each of his last seven elimination games, James has either a triple-double or a 40-point game. Through all 21 elimination games of his career, he’s averaged 33.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.3 assists.

“I just try to put myself in the best possible shape each and every year to be able to go for the long haul,” James said. “Obviously, getting a couple of minutes [of rest] per quarter would be great, but that’s not what our team is built on right now. Our team is built on me being out on the floor to be able to make plays not only for myself but to make plays for others.” The Cavaliers’ lineup is in limbo.

Stevens said the Celtics will continue to monitor Tatum’s status over the next day to ensure he is fine. The Cavaliers have not placed Love in concussion protocol, but he is listed as questionable for Game 7. Losing Love would be a blow for Cleveland on the road. Although his replacement, Jeff Green, put up 14 points Friday night, the Cavs’ role players have struggled to find an offensive groove at the TD Garden.

“I think when you lose an All-Star like Kevin — our second go-to guy, a pivotal part of what we try to do — you help your brother up and that’s what they did,” Lue said. “Kevin left the game. He didn’t come back, and guys got together and they played. They played for Kevin. They played for each other and were able to get the win.” Two stats plagued the Celtics’ offense.

Al Horford converted on just two of eight shot attempts and didn’t make his first basket until the third quarter Friday. He finished with four assists, six points, and nine rebounds. Game 6 was just the second time Horford has been limited to single-digit scoring this postseason.

Stevens noted Horford’s shot attempts are likely going to be down if the Cavaliers are doubling him because he’s passing more frequently as a result of the coverage. He said the question at hand is whether the Celtics went to Horford enough.

Hill — who has been silenced in Boston, scoring a combined 15 points in Games 1, 2, and 5 at the TD Garden — notched 20 points in Game 6 alone. The Celtics can withstand a single-man effort from James. They did so in Game 2, weathering his 42-point triple-double. They just can’t let his supporting cast get into a rhythm, too.