A Bruised and Battered LeBron James Willed The Cavs To The Finals (Photo)

LeBron James locker-room photoSunday night, LeBron James and the Cavaliers knocked off the Celtics 87-79, earning yet another trip to the NBA Finals. Thanks to the win, LeBron is now heading to his eighth consecutive Finals, with the Cavs making their fourth straight appearance.

During both the recently completed series, as well as the postseason as a whole, LeBron has been simply out of this world. In 18 playoff contests, the three-time NBA champion has averaged an unbelievable 34 points, 9.2 rebounds, 8.8 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per game.

At 33-years-old, and in his 15th NBA season, LeBron is performing at perhaps the highest level of his career. But, there is a physical price to be paid.

The photo in the upper right, courtesy of the teamjamesfamily instagram page, shows an overjoyed LBJ icing both knees and both feet, while also tightly taping his lower back.

The shot occurred in the TD Garden visitors locker-room.