Sport NBA playoffs 2017: TNT whacks LeBron after Celtics claim Game 3 win in East finals

07:10  22 may  2017
07:10  22 may  2017 Source:

NBA playoffs 2017: Cavaliers vs. Celtics live updates, score from Game 1

  NBA playoffs 2017: Cavaliers vs. Celtics live updates, score from Game 1 One night after winning the NBA Draft lottery, the Celtics are hoping for another victory, this time on the court. But the victory won't come easily;But the victory won't come easily; No. 1 seed Boston will host LeBron James and the No. 2 seed Cavaliers at TD Garden in the opener of the Eastern Conference finals.

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The 2017 NBA Playoffs are the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association 's 2016–17 season, which began in October 2016. The playoffs began on April 15, 2017 . It will end with the 2017 NBA Finals .

TNT turned cold-blooded after the Celtics stunned the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night.

The network turned the well-worn internet meme of LeBron James spanking the Celts' leprechaun mascot on its . . . backside:

MORE: Celtics vs. Cavaliers Game 3 score, highlights

LeBron James © (Getty Images) LeBron James

For comparison, here was the original GIF after a pair of blowout wins by the Cavaliers:

The "Inside the NBA" crew gave King James a few whacks, too:

Chuck's right: The Cavs tried to clown the Celtics in the first half, played sloppily, but still built a big lead. The Celtics kept grinding, and here we are.

The NBA world will be shocked if LeBron and the Cavs don't come out spitting fire in Game 4 on Tuesday.

LeBron James surpasses Michael Jordan as Cavaliers reach NBA finals again .
Cleveland will face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA finals for the third successive year after the Cavaliers completed their series victory against the Boston Celtics. LeBron James became the highest scorer in NBA play-off history, surpassing Michael Jordan's record of 5,987, with a 35-point effort for the Cavaliers.That helped the visitors ease to a 135-102 victory that wrapped up a 4-1 series victory and clinched the Eastern Conference.It is the seventh successive year James has led his team to the finals, with four straight appearances for the Miami Heat preceding his return to Cleveland in 2014.


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