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"Big 3" lead Cavaliers past Celtics 113-100 in Game 1


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Apr 19 2015 8:01PM

CLEVELAND (AP) More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor.

"We," Irving said, "are the Big 3. We have really great players on this team, but we set the tone."

Tone set.

Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, James added 20 in his first postseason game with Cleveland in five years and Love shook off a slow start to record a double-double, leading the Cavaliers to a 113-100 victory in Game 1 over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Irving made five 3-pointers and Love, another postseason rookie, added 19 points - 13 in the second half - and 12 rebounds

James was proud of how his teammates handled their first venture onto the playoff stage.

"They were phenomenal," he said. "Those two guys, they succeeded for the first time being in the postseason."

It was Cleveland's first home playoff game since May 11, 2010, when the Celtics won Game 5 and James left the floor to some boos from Cavaliers fans. He departed for Miami two months later, but he's home now, all is forgiven and Cleveland is aiming to end a championship drought dating to 1964.

Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points to lead the seventh-seeded Celtics. They will try to even the best-of-7 series in Game 2 on Tuesday night.

"We're still confident," Thomas said. "Guys are ready for Game 2, knowing that good or bad you've got to have a short memory. There are possibly seven games in this series and it could go either way."

The Cavs built a 20-point lead in the third quarter, let the Celtics get as close as six and then finished the quarter with a 9-0 run - capped a 3-pointer by James Jones - to take a 15-point lead into the fourth. Boston climbed within 10 in the final 12 minutes, but Love made a crucial 3-pointer with 3:32 left to slow Boston.

In the days leading up to the opener, James said he was confident Irving and Love would be ready for the playoffs, but added "you never know," perhaps the superstar's way of motivating his teammates. Irving and Love looked like playoff veterans as Cleveland's "Big 3" combined for 69 points.

Irving said four days of preparation helped the Cavs get ready, and while he and Love didn't say they were nervous, they both seemed relieved to have the opener behind them.

"I'm just glad I got Game 1 out of the way," Irving said.

Love started slowly, going 2 of 11 in the first half. But he was assertive in the third quarter, and James liked what he saw in a player whose game has been scrutinized all season.

"Even with Kev's shot not falling early, I felt like just the rhythm he was in, the aggressive he was in will pay off for us later," James said.

James came in with more playoff experience - 158 games - than Boston's entire roster, an inequality that seemed to favor the Cavaliers. However, the young Celtics weren't overwhelmed on the bigger stage or intimidated by Cleveland's towel-waving fans sporting T-shirts that said, "All In," the team's postseason slogan.

Boston led by eight in the first quarter, but got careless with the ball and finished with 14 turnovers - 13 after the first quarter.

"We'll learn from it and improve from it," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "Very simple. I don't want to overdo it. This is a long series."

MARKSMAN

With Cleveland's lead slipping away in the third quarter, thanks to a 14-0 run by the Celtics, reserve James Jones hit a turnaround jumper and then made a 3-pointer at the horn to give the Cavs a 91-76 lead.

Jones gives the Cavs experience and another offensive weapon.

"James is like a doctor on call," Cavs coach David Blatt said. "He's always ready to come in and do what needs to be done when called on. He made a couple of huge shots and a couple of defensive plays as well."

MEMORIES

Blatt also made his playoff debut, and said his fondest memory was having his three daughters, who live in Israel, there to see it.

DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENT

Stevens said defending the Cavs is difficult because of their offensive diversity.

"They make you pick your poison," he said. "We have to pay attention to LeBron. We have to pay attention to Love and Irving. Your margin is greatly decreased when you're playing a team of this caliber."

TIP-INS

Celtics: F Kelly Olynyk scored 12 points on his 24th birthday. He played with five stitches in the back of his head after he got elbowed in the season finale against Milwaukee. ... G Evan Turner was one of just six players this season with 750 points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists. ... One of the league's rising teams, the Celtics can add some pieces with two first-round draft picks (Nos. 16 and 28) in June.

Cavaliers: James (1,026) passed Michael Jordan (1,022) for ninth place for career postseason assists. ... It was Cleveland's first playoff win since May 1, 2010. ... James played in his 72nd postseason game for the Cavs, the most in team history. ... Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, recently discharged from a rehab clinic, sat courtside.


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BOS
CLE
     
    • 46.8%

    • 45.1%

    • 36.4%

    • 41.9%

    • 81.8%

    • 78.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 34 46
Offensive Rebounds 7 15
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 3 4
Biggest Lead: 8 20
Points in the Paint: 42 40
BOS CLE
p Thomas   22 Irving   30
rb Turner   7 Love   12
a Thomas   10 James   7
s 7 players   1 2 players   2
b Olynyk   2 Mozgov   3
 
  • 11/14 - CLE 122 @ BOS 121
  • 03/03 - BOS 79 @ CLE 110
  • 04/10 - BOS 99 @ CLE 90
  • 04/12 - CLE 78 @ BOS 117
Boston Celtics (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
E. Turner F 34:11 4-12 1-1 3-3 -18 0 7 7 5 3 1 2 0 0 12
B. Bass F 26:45 3-6 0-0 4-4 -11 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 10
T. Zeller C 15:26 3-5 0-0 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 6
A. Bradley G 31:26 3-10 1-6 0-0 -6 0 2 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 7
M. Smart G 25:46 4-6 1-3 1-4 -14 1 1 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 10
I. Thomas   31:34 6-14 2-5 8-8 +5 0 5 5 10 1 1 5 0 4 22
K. Olynyk   18:27 5-7 2-3 0-0 -9 1 1 2 1 4 1 1 2 1 12
J. Crowder   22:56 4-9 1-3 1-1 -5 3 2 5 0 4 1 0 1 0 10
J. Jerebko   18:33 3-5 0-0 1-2 +1 1 2 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 7
J. Sullinger   13:38 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 1 0 4
G. Datome   00:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Pressey   00:39 0-2 0-1 0-0 -2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Wallace DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-79 8-22 18-22   7 27 34 24 29 7 14 4 5 100
  46.8% 36.4% 81.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Cleveland Cavaliers (53-29)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 41:55 8-18 1-3 3-4 +3 0 6 6 7 2 2 5 1 0 20
K. Love F 33:15 5-14 2-4 7-8 +15 3 9 12 4 4 1 1 0 2 19
T. Mozgov C 22:42 1-4 0-0 4-4 +13 3 5 8 0 3 0 1 3 2 6
J.R. Smith G 19:05 3-9 2-7 1-2 +10 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 9
K. Irving G 40:32 11-21 5-9 3-5 +10 2 1 3 2 3 1 1 1 0 30
I. Shumpert   32:21 1-4 1-4 4-4 +1 2 4 6 1 4 0 1 0 0 7
T. Thompson   25:37 4-6 0-0 4-6 +2 4 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 12
J. Jones   14:45 3-5 2-4 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
M. Dellavedova   08:56 1-1 0-0 0-0 +10 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 2
S. Marion   00:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-82 13-31 26-33   15 31 46 19 23 6 12 5 4 113
  45.1% 41.9% 78.8%   team rebs: 11 total to: 13

inactive

  • Celtics: Babb, Young
  • Cavaliers: Harris, Varejao

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #26 Pat Fraher, #28 Zach Zarba, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:29
Boston Celtics (40-43) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Bass (Love gains possession)
  11:41 Love Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  11:38 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:34 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:33  
  11:24 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:24
[BOS 1-0]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:24
[BOS 2-0]
 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  11:08  
  11:08 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:08 Team Rebound 
  11:08
[CLE 1-2]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:02 Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:39
[CLE 3-2]
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  10:23 James Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST)  10:08
[BOS 4-3]
 
  09:49
[CLE 5-4]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
Zeller Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  09:40
[BOS 6-5]
 
  09:19 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:16  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:50
[CLE 7-6]
Irving Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:35 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:18  
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  08:06
[BOS 8-7]
 
Smart Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan)  07:53  
  07:45 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST)  07:34  
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  07:33  
  07:12
[CLE 10-8]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
  07:00 Love Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
Turner Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:49 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:45 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:45 Team Rebound 
Turner Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (P Fraher)  06:45  
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:45  
  06:45 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  06:37  
  06:37 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:37 Team Rebound 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Olynyk  06:37  
  06:37 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:37
[CLE 11-8]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Turner 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  06:17
[BOS 11-11]
 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59
[CLE 12-11]
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:59
[CLE 13-11]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
Team Rebound  05:44  
Olynyk Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  05:40
[BOS 13-13]
 
  05:20 Thompson Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  05:12
[BOS 16-13]
 
  04:51
[CLE 15-16]
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Turner Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:37
[BOS 18-15]
 
  04:28
[CLE 17-18]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  04:23 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:23
[BOS 19-17]
 
Bass Substitution replaced by Crowder  04:23  
  04:23 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:23
[BOS 20-17]
 
  04:08 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:07 Irving Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:06 Irving Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Olynyk Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  03:54
[BOS 22-17]
 
  03:37
[CLE 20-22]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:28 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:20 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:19 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:19
[CLE 22-22]
Thompson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:19  
Turner Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:19  
  03:19 Smith Substitution replaced by James 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:43 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:41  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:34
[BOS 24-22]
 
  02:12 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:11 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:11 Thompson Tip Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:09  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  02:07  
Team Rebound  02:07  
Thomas Running Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:57
[BOS 26-22]
 
Crowder Violation:Kicked Ball (P Fraher)  01:38  
Crowder Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  01:29  
  01:29
[CLE 23-26]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:29
[CLE 24-26]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  01:13
[BOS 29-24]
 
  00:58.9
[CLE 26-29]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST)  00:43.2
[BOS 31-26]
 
  00:35.9 Irving Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:35.7 Team Rebound 
Olynyk Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:35.7  
  00:35.7 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:35.7 Team Rebound 
  00:35.7 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  00:35.7
[CLE 27-31]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.9 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.7  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-43) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Sullinger Step Back Jump shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:43 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:31 James Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST) 
  11:26 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:26
[BOS 32-27]
 
Jerebko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Crowder Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Callahan)  11:19  
Jerebko Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  11:13  
  10:59 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:58 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:58 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Smart Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  10:45
[BOS 34-27]
 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  10:34  
  10:34
[CLE 28-34]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:34 Jones Substitution replaced by Love 
  10:34
[CLE 29-34]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST)  10:23
[BOS 37-29]
 
  10:04
[CLE 31-37]
James Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:52  
  09:52 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
  09:35 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:33 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK) 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:32  
  09:31 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Callahan) 
  09:31 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
  09:24 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:24
[BOS 38-31]
 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  09:24  
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06 Love Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK) 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
  08:59
[CLE 34-38]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Turner Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:38 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:32
[CLE 37-38]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:30  
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Bass  08:30  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:55 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:54  
Turner Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:32
[BOS 40-37]
 
  07:13
[CLE 40-40]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:44 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:43  
Smart Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:40  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Olynyk  06:40  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:40  
  06:40 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  06:16
[CLE 42-40]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  06:05 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:05
[BOS 41-42]
 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:05
[BOS 42-42]
 
  05:52 Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (1 BLK) 
  05:49 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:43
[CLE 44-42]
James Turnaround Bank shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Olynyk Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M Callahan)  05:31  
Olynyk Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:31  
  05:31  
Smart Substitution replaced by Zeller  05:31  
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Bradley  05:31  
  05:06 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:03 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:03
[CLE 46-42]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:23
[CLE 49-42]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  04:18 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:18
[BOS 43-49]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:18
[BOS 44-49]
 
  04:05 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:59
[CLE 51-44]
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
Team Rebound  03:46  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:40 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST) 
Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:James (2 ST)  03:37  
  03:33
[CLE 53-44]
Love Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  03:20 James Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:20
[BOS 45-53]
 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Jerebko  03:20  
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:20
[BOS 46-53]
 
  03:02 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:59  
Jerebko Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  02:48
[BOS 48-53]
 
  02:32 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:31  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST)  02:22  
  02:17
[CLE 55-48]
James Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Jerebko Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:00  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:59  
Jerebko Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:58
[BOS 50-55]
 
  01:36 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  01:32  
  01:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart  01:32  
  01:32 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
  01:32
[CLE 56-50]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:32 Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:30  
Smart Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:11
[BOS 52-56]
 
  00:50.9
[CLE 59-52]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST) 
Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:34.9  
  00:30.9 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:30.3 Team Rebound 
  00:16.8 Shumpert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Olynyk  00:16.8  
  00:16.8 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:16.8 James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:05.9
[BOS 54-59]
 
  00:00.0
[CLE 62-54]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-43) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Irving Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:28 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:27 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Bass Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  11:21  
  11:21
[CLE 63-54]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:21
[CLE 64-54]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  11:03 Irving Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:49  
Olynyk Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:49
[BOS 56-64]
 
  10:43 James Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Olynyk (1 AST)  10:28
[BOS 58-64]
 
  10:08 Love Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M Callahan) 
  10:08 Love Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  10:01 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  09:56 Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  09:56 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:43 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:35
[CLE 66-58]
Mozgov Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Turner Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:11  
Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:08  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:53
[CLE 69-58]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:35 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  08:29
[CLE 71-58]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:29  
Smart Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:24  
  08:10 Mozgov Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:54 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Turner Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  07:54  
Turner Substitution replaced by Thomas  07:54  
Smart Substitution replaced by Crowder  07:54  
  07:35 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:34 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  07:32 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed Block: Olynyk (2 BLK) 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:31  
Bass Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST)  07:17
[BOS 60-71]
 
  06:53 Irving Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:46 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  06:44
[CLE 73-60]
Love Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:26
[BOS 62-73]
 
  06:07
[CLE 76-62]
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  05:54  
  05:54 Team Rebound 
  05:54 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
  05:43
[CLE 78-62]
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:19  
  05:16
[CLE 80-62]
Love Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:58 Team Rebound 
Olynyk Foul: Personal (4 PF) (P Fraher)  04:42  
Bass Substitution replaced by Jerebko  04:42  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Zeller  04:42  
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Smart  04:42  
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  04:33  
  04:33
[CLE 81-62]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:33
[CLE 82-62]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Smart Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:15
[BOS 64-82]
 
  03:50 James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
Crowder Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST)  03:46
[BOS 66-82]
 
  03:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:45 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:28 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:25  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:09  
Crowder Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:09
[BOS 68-82]
 
  03:09 Irving Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  03:09
[BOS 69-82]
 
  02:47 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:47  
Jerebko Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (7 AST)  02:28
[BOS 71-82]
 
  02:14 James Layup Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:12  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:07
[BOS 74-82]
 
  01:49 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:48  
  01:43 Shumpert Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:43
[BOS 75-82]
 
  01:43 James Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:43
[BOS 76-82]
 
  01:18
[CLE 84-76]
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Irving (1 ST)  00:59.9  
Smart Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:58.3  
  00:58.3
[CLE 85-76]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:58.3
[CLE 86-76]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  00:42.0  
Team Rebound  00:42.0  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Crowder Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:33.7  
Crowder Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:31.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Crowder Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:31.9  
  00:31.9
[CLE 87-76]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Olynyk  00:31.9  
  00:31.9 Irving Substitution replaced by Marion 
  00:31.9
[CLE 88-76]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST)  00:22.9  
  00:18.9 Dellavedova Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Marion (2 ST)  00:14.9  
  00:00.0
[CLE 91-76]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Smart Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan)  11:44  
  11:32
[CLE 94-76]
James 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST) 
  11:22 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Crowder Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST)  11:13
[BOS 78-94]
 
  10:51 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:49  
  10:39 Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:39  
Team Rebound  10:39  
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:39  
  10:38 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:22 James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Smart (2 AST)  10:08
[BOS 81-94]
 
  09:46
[CLE 96-81]
Dellavedova Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Crowder Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:28 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:25 James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST) 
Jerebko Fadeaway Bank shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:14 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03 Dellavedova Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jerebko (1 ST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:49 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Turner Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (M Callahan)  08:48  
  08:48  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Bradley  08:48  
  08:48 Jones Substitution replaced by Irving 
  08:48 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Love 
Jerebko Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  08:34  
  08:34
[CLE 97-81]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  08:34
[CLE 98-81]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Sullinger  08:18  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Bass  08:18  
Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas  08:18  
Sullinger Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST)  08:13
[BOS 83-98]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Callahan)  07:59  
  07:47 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:46  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bradley (3 AST)  07:33
[BOS 86-98]
 
  07:16
[CLE 100-86]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba)  07:16  
  07:16 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
  07:16
[CLE 101-86]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS) 
Bass Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:57  
  06:33 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:32  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (8 AST)  06:25
[BOS 89-101]
 
Sullinger Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  06:21  
  06:21 Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:21 Team Rebound 
  06:21
[CLE 102-89]
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:13 Shumpert Violation:Kicked Ball (M Callahan) 
  06:13 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
  06:13 Jones Substitution replaced by Love 
  06:07 Shumpert Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Callahan) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:07  
Sullinger Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (Z Zarba)  06:01  
Sullinger Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:01  
  05:48
[CLE 104-89]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
  05:40 Shumpert Foul: Personal (4 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (9 AST)  05:29
[BOS 91-104]
 
  05:09 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:08  
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST)  04:57
[BOS 93-104]
 
Bass Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  04:41  
  04:41
[CLE 105-93]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Crowder  04:41  
  04:41
[CLE 106-93]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK)  04:24  
  04:22 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:18 Mozgov Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:15  
Turner Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thomas (10 AST)  04:13
[BOS 95-106]
 
  04:13 Love Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  04:13
[BOS 96-106]
 
  03:49
[CLE 108-96]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:39
[BOS 98-108]
 
  03:21
[CLE 111-98]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:46 James Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:44  
Turner Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:38  
Crowder Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:36  
Crowder Tip Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:34 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Crowder Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  02:34  
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:34 Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:34 Team Rebound 
  02:34 Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  02:34  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Olynyk  02:34  
Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK)  02:14  
Team Rebound  02:14  
Team Timeout : Short  02:14  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:45 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Shumpert Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:21 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:20  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:45.9 James Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:42.9  
  00:39.0 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:39.0
[BOS 99-111]
 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Datome  00:39.0  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Pressey  00:39.0  
  00:39.0 James Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:39.0 Love Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  00:39.0 Irving Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:39.0
[BOS 100-111]
 
Pressey Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Callahan)  00:20.1  
  00:20.1
[CLE 112-100]
Shumpert Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:20.1 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Marion 
  00:20.1
[CLE 113-100]
Shumpert Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Pressey 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.8  
Pressey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:10.9  
Pressey Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:03.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
2nd Atlantic
40
42
8-2
21-20
19-22
CLE
1st Central
53
29
7-3
31-10
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
2 players 17.5
2 players 7.3
2 players 7.0
6 players 0.8
2 players 1.0
CLE
James 35.8
James 13.3
James 9.3
Mozgov 3.0
Irving 4.0
Cavaliers Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.458.438
FT%.751.770
Points103.1104.0
Rebounds43.047.0
Assists22.116.8
Steals7.47.8
Blocks4.17.8
3-Point %.367.320
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Celtics Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.443.420
FT%.754.000
Points101.494.8
Rebounds43.840.8
Assists24.520.0
Steals8.25.2
Blocks3.63.8
3-Point %.327.256
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 4
Cleveland Cavaliers (4-0)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Dellavedova, Matthew42:563-112-72-404457030010
Irving, Kyrie162:2430-6912-2521-26515201713454393
James, LeBron172:0342-904-2020-272343626891962108
Jones, James46:023-132-112-205505001010
Love, Kevin106:5017-419-2114-19622281012162557
Marion, Shawn0:520-00-00-00000020000
Mozgov, Timofey97:5914-260-011-121220320151912339
Perkins, Kendrick6:110-00-03-41010102003
Shumpert, Iman116:037-152-812-1241822210414128
Smith, J.R.107:0115-418-301-231013413920039
Thompson, Tristan101:399-140-011-1815122739122129
Boston Celtics (0-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Bass, Brandon85:527-200-06-10358104133620
Bradley, Avery133:0719-505-196-731215313330149
Crowder, Jae100:2315-293-1010-1381220814453243
Datome, Luigi13:402-60-20-00111400004
Jerebko, Jonas67:535-150-41-24101419231111
Olynyk, Kelly53:167-133-61-2235212242118
Pressey, Phil5:030-30-10-01010100100
Smart, Marcus89:5714-293-138-155611512141039
Sullinger, Jared80:1721-383-94-791928112053249
Thomas, Isaiah119:2018-543-1831-321111228103140770
Turner, Evan117:5016-442-48-9227291911390742
Wallace, Gerald3:410-10-00-00110000010
Zeller, Tyler89:4115-290-04-52161825241334