Keys to Rockets-Warriors Game 7

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The great quote from the great Doc Rivers is you always want to go into the Game 7 with the best player, and we have the best player on our team going into a Game 7.

It's a must-win situation Monday night for the Houston Rockets who will advance to the finals for the first time since 1995 if they beat the Golden State Warriors.

James became the 13th athlete in the four major USA professional sports - the NBA, NHL, MLB and National Football League - to make it to eight straight championship series, joining seven Montreal Canadiens players and five former Celtics, according to data compiled by ESPN Stats & Information. Only Bill Russell (10), Tom Heinsohn (nine) and Sam Jones (nine) have made more consecutive appearances in National Basketball Association history.

Houston's Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden dominated early, finishing with 32 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. He sustained the injury in the first quarter of Game 6 when he collided head to head with Boston's Jayson Tatum.

Al Horford finished with 17 points and Jaylen Brown had 13 but he was just three-of-12 from the three-point line. It was Cleveland's first win of the series at TD Garden in front of a packed crowd that at times seemed to make the Celtics a different team at home this postseason.

With the Cavs up three and less than 3 1/2 minutes to go in the fourth quarter, Jeff Green doubled Marcus Morris in the post, putting Cleveland in rotation. Not to mention the fact that Houston played Game 6 without All-Star point guard Chris Paul (hamstring) and could be without him again on Monday.




Rockets forward Trevor Ariza said: "Turnovers are what got them back into the game". He did everything the Cavs needed him to do and more.

"He's just been getting treatment and trying to make sure it calms down", D'Antoni said. But the Cavs hung in there, cut Boston's lead to 43-39 at halftime and had a 69-66 lead with 8:53 left in the fourth quarter.

"I mean, I nearly lost it all, and now to sit here in front of you guys, to talk about the NBA Finals and playing in it, I mean, I've been truly blessed to be able to step foot on this court, to play this game". "We obviously have a good thing going". "I thought that added to probably the shooting the rest of the game".

Eric Gordon, starting in place of Paul, had 19 points, Trevor Ariza 14 and Gerald Green 11 for the Rockets, who shot 40.3 percent from the field.

But knowing James, who turns it up a notch when it matters most, these numbers will just be a footnote in the Finals, where he and the rest of the Land aim to take back the title they lost past year to the Dubs. We put ourselves in position.

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