Cavaliers 135, Celtics 102: Cavs headed to third consecutive NBA Finals as LeBron James becomes league’s playoff scoring leader. Reported By Marla Ridenour. Now the Cavaliers’ bodies can go where their minds have been going for months. Back to Oakland. Back to the site of their greatest triumph. Back to the NBA Finals. With a record-setting first quarter, the Cavs made quick work of the Boston Celtics on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. They extended their string of victories in potential closeout games to a league-record 13 with a 135-102 triumph.

With a 35-point performance, LeBron James made playoff history, passing Michael Jordan (5,987) to become the league’s all-time postseason scoring leader. James ran his career postseason point total to 5,995.