LeBron James is just four wins away from his third NBA title and first ever for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference to complete a series sweep and send Cleveland to the NBA Finals, winning 118-88.
With the win, LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to go to five consecutive NBA Finals between multiple teams.
Cleveland dominated from the get-go thanks to this incredible steal and dunk by – who else? – Cavaliers All-World Forward LeBron James.
In addition to a game-leading 23-point performance by James, “The King” got a lot of help from his teammates, including a double-double from bench-player J. R. Smith (10 rebounds, 18 points) and starting F Tristan Thompson, who had 11 rebounds and 16 points. Thompson’s personal highlight reel included both the buzzer-beating two-point shot to end the first quarter and give the Cavs a 12-point lead:
In the second quarter LeBron James once again made his presence felt by beating a triple-coverage by the Hawks to increase the Cavs lead to 20.
And from there the rout continued.
In the third quarter Tristan Thompson set the tone for the remainder of the game with a devastating slam dunk that essentially ended the game.
Now the Cavs can rest and wait for the winner of the Western Conference Finals to be declared. The Golden State Warriors and NBA MVP Stephen Curry currently lead the Houston Rockets 3-1 in the best of seven series. Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals will be Wednesday night.