Sunday , Jun , 03 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

National Basketball Association Playoff Game Capsules

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Rookie Daniel Gibson stepped up again,
scoring 19 of his career-high 31 points in the final quarter, as LeBron James
and the Cleveland Cavaliers made it to the NBA Finals for the first time in
franchise history with a 98-82 win over Detroit. James, who had a playoff
career-high 48 points in a double-overtime win on Thursday, had 20 points, 14
rebounds and eight assists in the clinching Game 6 win of the Eastern
Conference finals. The Cavaliers, on their maiden voyage to the title
series, will face a team that has never lost in the NBA Finals in three
tries – the Spurs. The series starts Thursday night in San Antonio. Gibson,
who had 21 points in a Game 4 victory on Tuesday, finished 7-of-9 from the
field, and made all five of his three-point tries. Four of those came in the
fourth quarter. He also went 12-of-15 at the foul line, as he and James
combined to go 26-of-34 at the charity stripe. Richard Hamilton had 29
points for the Pistons, who lost a series for the first time in franchise
history (1-18) when winning the first two games. Chris Webber scored 13 for
Detroit. Rasheed Wallace had 11 points in a losing cause, and was ejected
with 7:44 remaining after receiving a pair of technical fouls. In an odd set
of circumstances, the game was delayed 21 minutes between the first and
second quarters by a clock malfunction.