It took LeBron James playing every single second of the game and it worked. The Cleveland Cavs beat the Boston Celtics 87-79 in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Make it eight straight conferences title for LeBron.

Make it 'second guessing season' in Boston.

James scored 35 points, along with 15 rebounds and nine assists. And, the Cavs got a big night from former Celtics player Jeff Green (19 points) who was filling in for the injured Kevin Love.

But, as good as LeBron was, it could be argued the Celtics were their own worst enemy.

While winning the rebounding and turnover battles, the Celtics shot just 34% for the night. Add in a 7-for-39 (18%) for the three-point line and you are not going to win a game seven.

Rookie Jayson Tatum was the Boston star, scoring 24 points. Other young players like Terry Rozier (4 points, 0-for-10 shooting three-pointers) and Jaylen Brown (3-for-12 shooting threes) had their worst games of the playoffs.

The Cavs await the winner of tonight's Golden State vs Houston Western Conference Finals game seven.

Live coverage of that game on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket starting at 8pm.