"You've got to find a way, whatever it takes".
Will the pattern hold true, enabling Boston to reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 2010?
George Hill added 20 points, and Jeff Green 14 for the Cavs. He has almost single-handedly kept the Cleveland Cavaliers alive in the postseason against the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics open as favorites of 2 to 2.5 points depending on the sportsbook.
With his back against the wall, James scored 46 points on 17 of 33 shooting with 11 rebounds and 9 assists. He is averaging 18.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
"I don't want to talk so much about [whether it's his last game in Cleveland], but I think just his performance was unbelievable", Kyle Korver said.
Sunday, May 27: Cleveland at Boston, 8:30 p.m.
Now, his focus turns to Game 7 and what he'll do to get ready, especially with teammate Kevin Love potentially sidelined. Game 6 was just the second time Horford has been limited to single-digit scoring this postseason.
Love was injured Friday night in Game 6 after a scary collision with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.
Love and Tatum were away from the ball and didn't see each other until it was too late.
Hartstein believes the absence of Kevin Love due to a concussion will stymie the Cavaliers, but won't be a mortal wound. He was taken to the Cavs' locker room shortly after. He had to be helped to the sideline and at halftime the Cavaliers said he wouldn't return.
It continued James' exceptional run in elimination games in recent years. Everyone had an opinion on what James will do next and that discussion filled the sports talk radio airwaves, bars and barber shops. I'll do the same all day [Saturday] from before we leave to go to Boston, and then once we get into Boston I'll do that as well.
It was an extraordinary display which left Celtics coach Brad Stevens searching for answers.
That machine was on full display in Game 6 Friday night, unleashing a monstrous display of domination. "Our team is built on me being out on the floor to be able to make plays not only for myself but to make plays for others". James has either posted a triple double or scored at least 40 points in seven straight elimination games.
James also passed Karl Malone for sixth place all-time in playoff rebounds.
A serious leg injury not only could have halted LeBron's quest for his fourth National Basketball Association title, but it also could have caused his team to crumble down the stretch without him and Kevin Love on the floor.
All season, all playoffs, despite being down men, the Celtics have just found a way to win. "And until we're dead and in our grave, until Golden State's dead in their grave, it's not over". This would obviously be a big loss for the Cavs.
If James had a great game in that contest there is a good chance their effort would not have been enough.
"As soon as I leave here, I'll start to prepare", James said of his treatment regimen.