Kyrie Irving, after Cavs advance to Finals: 'Back to the promised land'

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals.

Game 1 will be played in California on June 1.

This is the third consecutive year the Cavs and Golden State Warriors have faced off in the championship. By all accounts, this will be the rubber match.

After Game 5 in Boston on Thursday, Cavs guard Kyrie Irving made his excitement known.

"Going back to the promised land," he yelled.

The Cavs defeated the Celtics 135-102 to become Eastern Conference champions once again.

During the game, LeBron James passed Michael Jordan on the NBA's career playoff points list.

Next week, James will head to his seventh-straight NBA Finals.


Copyright 2017 WOIO. All rights reserved.