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Cavs score vs. Magic live updates from Game 7 of the NBA playoffs

CLEVELAND — The two best words in all of sports are Game 7.

It’s the stance Cavaliers All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell adopted in the immediate aftermath of his 50-point performance in Game 6, a 103-96 loss to the Orlando Magic at the Kia Center. Anyone who knows anything about the NBA is waiting to hear if Mitchell will be as fond of Game 7 after the Cavs host the Magic in a do-or-die scenario at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday afternoon.

The winner of the best-of-seven first-round series will advance to face the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. So far the home team has won every match. If the Cavs were to advance to the second round, it would mark a significant step for the franchise after last year’s 4-1 opening-round flop against the New York Knicks. If the Cavs were unable to get past the Magic, there would likely be significant organizational changes in Cleveland – with J.B. Bickerstaff’s future as head coach and Mitchell’s unresolved contractual situation under the proverbial microscope.

Tip-off for the deciding Game 7 is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. Check back here for updates throughout the game.

Will Cavaliers center Jarrett Allen play in Game 7? What is the injury report for Cavs vs Magic?

The Cavs named starting center Jarrett Allen (rib contusion) questionable to play in Game 7. Allen sat out Games 5 and 6 with the injury. Bickerstaff has said that Allen took an elbow to the ribs in Game 4.

The Magic listed starting guard Gary Harris (hamstring injury) as questionable for Game 7. He was inactive for Game 6.

The Cavs retained backup forward Dean Wade (sprained knee) and backup point guards Craig Porter Jr. (ankle) and exclude Ty Jerome (ankle).

There are other injuries that neither the Cavs nor Magic mention in their official injury reports.

For example, Mitchell played through a left knee contusion, and Cavs forward Evan Mobley pushed through an ankle injury in Game 6 after suffering it in the first half.

In Game 6, Mitchell was visibly bothered by his knee injury and subsequently suffered a setback. He still produced the second-highest scoring total in a single playoff game in Cavs history. LeBron James holds the record with 51 points as of May 31, 2018, the last year the Cavs won the postseason series. Mitchell also scored all 18 of Cleveland’s points in the fourth quarter in Game 6.

How to watch Cleveland Cavs vs. Want to watch, stream or listen to Orlando Magic in Game 7?

The game will be broadcast nationally by ABC. It is broadcast locally on radio on WTAM (1100-AM), WMMS (100.7-FM) and WNZN (89.1-FM).

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When will the winner of Cavs vs Magic Game 7 play the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals?

The winner of the fourth-seeded Cavs and fifth-seeded Magic in Game 7 will advance to face the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 Celtics. The Celtics defeated the No. 8 Miami Heat 4-1 in the opening round. Here is the schedule for the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinals between the Cavs of Magic and the Celtics:

  • Game 1: Cavs or Magic at Celtics – Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM in Boston, TNT
  • Game 2: Cavs or Magic at Celtics – Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM in Boston, ESPN
  • Game 3: Celtics at Cavs or Magic – 8:30 PM Saturday, May 11 at Cleveland or Orlando, ABC
  • Game 4: Celtics at Cavs or Magic – time TBA Monday, May 13, in Cleveland or Orlando, TNT
  • Game 5: Cavs or Magic at Celtics – time TBA Wednesday, May 15, in Boston, TNT (if necessary)
  • Game 6: Celtics at Cavs or Magic – time TBD Friday, May 17, in Cleveland or Orlando, ESPN (if necessary)
  • Game 7: Cavs or Magic at Celtics – time TBA Sunday, May 19, in Boston, TV TBA (if necessary)

When was the last time the Cavaliers won an NBA playoffs series without LeBron James

The Cavs haven’t won a series without James on their roster since 1993. That was Lenny Wilkens’ last season as Cleveland’s head coach. With Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance Sr. and Mark Price leading the way, the Cavs won their best-of-five series in the first round 3-2 over the Nets before being swept in four games by Michael Jordan and the Bulls in the Eastern Championship. Conference semi-finals.

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What is the Cavs’ all-time record for winning NBA first-round playoff series?

The Cavaliers are in the NBA playoffs for the 24th time in franchise history. They have won their first round series 12 of the previous 23 times. The Cavs went 9-0 in winning first-round series with James on the team. Without James, they are 3-11 all-time. Their only first-round wins without James came in 1993, 1992 and 1976.

Remember when the Cleveland Cavs defeated the Orlando Magic 97-83 in Game 1 in Cleveland?

Here’s our coverage of Game 1:

How the Cavs defeated the Magic 96-86 in Game 2 in Cleveland

Here’s our coverage of Game 2:

Looking back at the Cavaliers’ 104-103 victory over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 in Cleveland

Here’s our coverage of Game 5:

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