LeBron James to return to Cleveland, but Cavs will lose in NBA Finals

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the first time since the NBA Finals.

The Cavaliers will face the Boston Celtics in Game 7 at TD Garden on Tuesday night.

James, who was a key contributor for the Cavaliers to the NBA championship, is averaging 23.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

James also has played in every game this season.

James will play the last two games of a back-to-back series against the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs.

He is averaging 27.2 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.6 assists in those contests.

Cavs guard Kevin Love has been sidelined since April 8 with a strained left quad.

Love missed most of the Cavaliers’ first-round series against Oklahoma City because of a strained calf.

He returned to play in Game 5 on Saturday and scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Cavaliers beat the Thunder 112-108.

The Warriors will be without Curry and Andre Iguodala for Game 6.

The Spurs are missing DeJuan Blair, a reserve who is expected to miss the remainder of the series.

Iguods’ injury was first reported by the Sacramento Bee.