The best basketball player in the world made sure his team’s season wasn’t ending at home in Cleveland on Friday night.

LeBron James scored 46 points, pulled down 11 rebounds, and dished out nine assists in the Cavaliers’ 109-99 victory over the Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, to force a Game 7.

LeBron was particularly incredible down the stretch, nailing back-to-back stepback threes on Boston rookie Jayson Tatum:

And with a minute left, LeBron had this and-one on a play that perfectly showed his otherworldly combo of strength and athleticism:

LeBron spoke with ESPN’s Doris Burke after the game, and reminded us of the best two words in sports:

So now we head to a Game 7, where LeBron has done quite well.

But he’ll have to get it done in Boston this time, where the Cavs are 0-3 with double-digit losses every time so far in the series. And the status of Cleveland big man Kevin Love for Game 7 is unknown after he left Game 6 to be evaluated for a concussion.

We’ll find out which team is going to the NBA Finals on Sunday night, when Game 7 tips off in Boston.

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