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LeBron scores 30, Cavaliers hold off Celtics 99-91 in Game 2


By TOM WITHERS
Posted Apr 21 2015 11:12PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Celtics wouldn't go away, and then LeBron James showed them the door.

James scored 30 points - 15 in the fourth quarter - and Kyrie Irving added 26 as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter for 99-91 victory Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round series.

James moved past Hall of Famer Jerry West on the career playoff scoring list and made sure the Cavs didn't slip up at home. He took over the game down the stretch and he and Irving, playing in just his second postseason game, combined for all of Cleveland's 24 points in the final period and the Cavs' final 28 over the last 17:29.

"I've been in this moment before, and a lot of our guys haven't," James said. "I thought it was important for me to put a stamp on this game."

Timofey Mozgov added 16 points, Kevin Love had 13 and Tristan Thompson had 11 rebounds for Cleveland, which has had a tougher time than expected with a young Boston team.

Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points for the Celtics, who scrapped and clawed until the final minutes. Boston's bench outscored Cleveland's 51-7, but the Celtics couldn't stop James and Irving when it mattered most.

"We made those guys earn everything they got," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said, "and that's a step in the right direction. We were in a three-possession game and we shot 38 percent."

Game 3 is Thursday night in Boston, where James had his first stint with Cleveland end with a playoff loss in 2010. James knows the Cavs have to play better - he had six of the team's 18 turnovers - or the Celtics will climb their way back into the series.

"The mistakes you make at home, you cannot make those on the road," he said.

Up by one at halftime, and playing as poorly as they have in weeks, the Cavaliers came out energized in the second half and used a 17-4 run to open a 14-point lead.

The spurt included a stunning reverse dunk by Love and was capped with Irving tossing a lob pass to James, who dunked and then swung on the rim like a little kid on a school playground. The Cavs, though, couldn't shake the Celtics, who pulled within 79-77 on a three-point play by Thomas.

However, James, as he has so often done in his brilliant career, made big, clutch shots, none bigger than his driving layup with 1:13 left, giving the Cavs a 97-89 lead. Thompson grabbed three crucial offensive rebounds in the final 3 minutes to keep possessions alive for Cleveland.

"It wasn't perfect, it wasn't pretty," Irving said. "But we got it done."

Hoping to inspire his team, Stevens showed his players a videotape before the game of a runner stricken with Muscular Dystrophy who ran in Monday's Boston Marathon. Maichel Melamed of Venezuela needed 18 hours to complete the 26-mile event and was the final racer to finish, but he persisted and Stevens wanted the Celtics to take the same mentality into Game 2.

They had it, but they didn't have James, who added nine rebounds, seven assists and again showed why he may be in a class by himself.

"He's the most physically talented and certainly one of the best mental players in the game," Stevens said. "When you add that together, you've got a heck of a guy, a heck of a player. That's why he's considered one of the all-time best and the best in the game right now."

LOVE'S DUNK

After grabbing an outlet pass from Mozgov, James threw his lob pass from near halfcourt to Love, who caught it with his back to the basket and flushed.

"It surprised all of us the way he finished," James said.

GETTING PHYSICAL

The Celtics went at James on the defensive end as both Evan Turner and Jae Crowder took turns being rough with him. James wasn't surprised by the rugged treatment, and said there's only one way to handle bullies.

"You just try to win," he said. "I've seen it all before."

BALLOT BOX

Stevens was honored to finish fourth in voting for NBA Coach of the Year, but took the acknowledgment with typical humility.

"I'm not big on the postseason stuff," he said. "We all try to do our jobs to the best of our ability. I've learned from all 29 coaches in this league. There's no way you can appropriately rank them."

Told he finished ahead of San Antonio's Gregg Popovich, Stevens cracked, "That's bad voting."

TIP-INS

Celtics: Despite the loss, Thomas was encouraged by Boston's performance. "We're right there," he said. "I think we can get the next one." ... Boston went 6 of 22 from 3-point range. ... Stevens canceled the team's morning shootaround in order to get his players extra rest. "I'm big on fresh legs, clear mind," he said.

Cavaliers: Mozgov added five blocks. ... J.R. Smith went just 3 of 12 from the field. He was in foul trouble in Game 1. ... Just as he did during the regular season, James is moving up several career postseason lists. He went past Michael Jordan in assists on Sunday, and now that he has passed West (4,457), Karl Malone (4,761) is next on the scoring list. Jordan is first (5,987).


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BOS
CLE
     
    • 38.8%

    • 44.7%

    • 27.3%

    • 24.1%

    • 86.4%

    • 92.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS CLE
Total Rebounds 39 47
Offensive Rebounds 13 12
Turnovers 11 18
Fast Break Pts: 10 10
Biggest Lead: 9 14
Points in the Paint: 36 42
BOS CLE
p Thomas   22 James   30
rb Turner   12 Thompson   11
a Thomas   7 James   7
s 6 players   1 Smith   5
b Bass   2 Mozgov   5
 
  • 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 33:29 3-11 0-2 3-4 +8 2 10 12 3 2 0 1 0 3 9
B. Bass F 15:02 0-6 0-0 2-2 -13 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 3 2
T. Zeller C 30:22 5-8 0-0 1-2 -5 2 4 6 1 2 1 2 1 1 11
A. Bradley G 28:34 3-9 2-2 0-0 -12 1 3 4 0 4 1 0 0 1 8
M. Smart G 25:31 4-9 1-5 1-2 -20 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 10
I. Thomas   30:02 6-14 0-3 10-10 -3 1 0 1 7 2 1 4 0 0 22
J. Sullinger   22:14 6-12 2-4 0-0 -8 3 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 14
K. Olynyk   21:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 +13 0 2 2 0 4 1 2 0 0 5
J. Crowder   29:41 4-10 0-2 2-2 -2 3 2 5 3 3 1 1 0 2 10
J. Jerebko   04:04 0-1 0-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
G. Datome DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Pressey DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Wallace DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-85 6-22 19-22   13 26 39 19 22 6 11 3 10 91
  38.8% 27.3% 86.4%   team rebs: 3 total to: 11
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 41:48 11-22 1-5 7-8 +11 1 8 9 7 3 0 6 2 0 30
K. Love F 29:34 3-8 1-5 6-7 +2 1 5 6 2 5 0 4 2 2 13
T. Mozgov C 28:31 7-11 0-0 2-2 +17 4 3 7 0 6 0 4 5 0 16
J.R. Smith G 34:02 3-12 1-8 0-0 +10 0 4 4 1 3 5 1 0 0 7
K. Irving G 38:46 8-18 3-8 7-7 +15 0 5 5 6 3 0 2 1 1 26
T. Thompson   26:21 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 5 6 11 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
K. Perkins   02:08 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Shumpert   25:32 1-3 0-1 0-0 -2 1 4 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
M. Dellavedova   09:14 1-1 1-1 2-2 -7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
J. Jones   04:04 0-1 0-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Haywood DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Marion DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Miller DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-76 7-29 24-26   12 35 47 18 22 7 18 10 3 99
  44.7% 24.1% 92.3%   team rebs: 10 total to: 18

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Celtics: --
  • Cavaliers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #43 Dan Crawford, #8 Marc Davis
  • Attendance: 20562
  • Duration: 2:23
Boston Celtics (40-43) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Mozgov vs Bass (Smart gains possession)
Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  11:48  
  11:40
[CLE 3-0]
Love 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST) 
  11:26 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Salvatore) 
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:26
[BOS 1-3]
 
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:26  
  11:24 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05
[CLE 5-1]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Irving (1 AST) 
Turner Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bass (1 AST)  10:48
[BOS 3-5]
 
  10:27 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bass Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:26  
  10:19 Smith Violation:Kicked Ball (M Davis) 
Zeller Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smart (1 AST)  10:06
[BOS 5-5]
 
  09:50 Mozgov Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (B Salvatore) 
  09:50 Mozgov Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (1 TO) 
Turner 3pt Shot: Missed  09:40  
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:37  
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:34 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST) 
Turner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK)  09:16  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:12  
Zeller Running Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:12
[BOS 7-5]
 
  08:55
[CLE 8-7]
James 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Irving (2 AST) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK)  08:37  
  08:35 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35 Mozgov Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:25 Team Rebound 
  08:12 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:10  
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK)  08:09  
Bass Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:09  
  08:09 Irving Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Davis) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bass (2 AST)  08:00
[BOS 9-8]
 
  07:50 Love 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Bass (1 BLK) 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:47  
  07:41 Love Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Bass Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:41
[BOS 10-8]
 
  07:41 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Bass Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:41
[BOS 11-8]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Salvatore)  07:32  
  07:23 James Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:52 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:52  
Smart Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:43
[BOS 13-8]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Salvatore)  06:22  
Bradley Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:22  
  06:13 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:13  
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:01 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:44 James Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bass (1 ST) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bass (3 AST)  05:40
[BOS 16-8]
 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27
[CLE 10-16]
Irving Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smart Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:07 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:02
[CLE 12-16]
Irving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  04:57  
  04:49
[CLE 14-16]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST) 
Zeller Running Layup Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:29 Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:25 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:25 Team Rebound 
Bass Substitution replaced by Sullinger  04:25  
  04:19 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:17 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:11
[CLE 16-16]
Mozgov Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:51  
Sullinger Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:43  
Zeller Running Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:41
[BOS 18-16]
 
  03:28
[CLE 18-18]
Mozgov Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: James (4 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:12 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:05 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:03  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:58
[BOS 20-18]
 
  02:37 Irving Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:34  
  02:34 James Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  02:34 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Turner Substitution replaced by Olynyk  02:34  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Crowder  02:34  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:00
[CLE 20-20]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Crowder Layup Shot: Missed Block: Irving (1 BLK)  01:52  
Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:50  
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST)  01:47
[BOS 23-20]
 
  01:25 Jump Ball Perkins vs Sullinger (Thompson gains possession) 
  01:19 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:17  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:56.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:49.3
[CLE 23-23]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:38.9 Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:35.5 Irving Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (M Davis) 
  00:35.5 Irving Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  00:35.5 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.8  
Crowder Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:28.8  
  00:26.1 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (M Davis) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  00:26.1
[BOS 24-23]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  00:26.1
[BOS 25-23]
 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Bass  00:26.1  
  00:26.1 Perkins Substitution replaced by James 
Thomas Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS)  00:26.1
[BOS 26-23]
 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:06.1  
  00:06.1
[CLE 24-26]
Dellavedova Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Olynyk  00:06.1  
  00:06.1
[CLE 25-26]
Dellavedova Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Shumpert (1 ST)  00:01.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-43) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST)  11:41
[BOS 28-25]
 
  11:19
[CLE 27-28]
James Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Sullinger Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:56  
Crowder Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  10:55  
Crowder Layup Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK)  10:55  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:54  
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  10:51
[BOS 31-27]
 
  10:35 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:34  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:24 Team Rebound 
  10:01
[CLE 30-31]
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Crowder Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  09:36
[BOS 33-30]
 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis)  09:29  
  09:29
[CLE 31-33]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  09:29  
  09:29
[CLE 32-33]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Zeller Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (D Crawford)  09:00  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Turner  09:00  
  08:47
[CLE 34-33]
Shumpert Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Olynyk Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST)  08:23
[BOS 35-34]
 
  08:05 Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:01 Shumpert Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:58  
  07:58 Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Salvatore) 
  07:58  
  07:58 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Crowder (2 AST)  07:44
[BOS 38-34]
 
  07:24 Mozgov Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:23  
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:10 Team Rebound 
Olynyk Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Salvatore)  06:54  
  06:54 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Crowder Violation:Kicked Ball (D Crawford)  06:46  
  06:35 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:35  
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST)  06:17
[BOS 41-34]
 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (D Crawford)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith 
  05:56 Love Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:56
[CLE 35-41]
Love Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  05:56
[CLE 36-41]
Love Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
Bradley Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:42 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:21 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:18  
Turner Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:10
[BOS 43-36]
 
  04:44 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:42  
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST)  04:38
[BOS 45-36]
 
  04:21
[CLE 38-45]
Mozgov Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST)  04:06  
  04:02
[CLE 40-45]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:37 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:35 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST) 
Olynyk Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Smith (4 ST)  03:34  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:34  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Sullinger  03:34  
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Bass  03:34  
  03:34 Jump Ball Irving vs Bradley (Mozgov gains possession) 
  03:19
[CLE 42-45]
Love Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:16  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:02 Team Rebound 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Smart  03:02  
  02:44
[CLE 44-45]
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Turner 3pt Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:15 Love Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bass (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  02:15  
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  02:03
[BOS 48-44]
 
  01:45 Mozgov Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  01:45 Love Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:30 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:21
[CLE 46-48]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (4 BLK)  01:09  
  01:06 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:00
[CLE 49-48]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: James (5 AST) 
  00:49.6 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:49.6
[BOS 49-49]
 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  00:49.6  
Turner Substitution replaced by Crowder  00:49.6  
  00:49.6 Irving Substitution replaced by Dellavedova 
  00:49.6 Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:49.6
[BOS 50-49]
 
  00:40.9 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:39.9 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Salvatore)  00:21.2  
  00:21.2
[CLE 50-50]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bass Substitution replaced by Bradley  00:21.2  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  00:21.2  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Olynyk  00:21.2  
  00:21.2
[CLE 51-50]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Sullinger Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-43) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[CLE 53-50]
Mozgov Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Irving (3 AST) 
Smart Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:29
[BOS 52-53]
 
  11:08 Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:07  
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 James Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:38 James Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:36 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:34 James Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:33  
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Mozgov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Smart Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (M Davis)  10:10  
  10:10
[CLE 54-52]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  10:10
[CLE 55-52]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  10:10
[CLE 56-52]
Irving Free Throw 3 of 3 (15 PTS) 
Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (5 ST)  09:55  
Smart Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (D Crawford)  09:52  
  09:45 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:44 Mozgov Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Turner Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Salvatore)  09:44  
Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis)  09:29  
  09:29
[CLE 57-52]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:29
[CLE 58-52]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bass Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:08 Mozgov Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
  09:08 Mozgov Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Turner Substitution replaced by Crowder  09:08  
  08:52 Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Crawford) 
Smart Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:43
[BOS 54-58]
 
  08:28 James Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:25 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:25
[CLE 60-54]
Mozgov Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bass Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (5 BLK)  08:13  
  08:10 Mozgov Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:07
[CLE 62-54]
Love Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: James (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:06  
Bass Substitution replaced by Olynyk  08:06  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  08:06  
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Crowder Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Salvatore)  07:49  
  07:49
[CLE 63-54]
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:49
[CLE 64-54]
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:35 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  07:19  
  07:19
[CLE 65-54]
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  07:19
[CLE 66-54]
Mozgov Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Smart 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:55 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:52
[CLE 68-54]
James Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Irving (4 AST) 
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:33 Mozgov Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (D Crawford) 
  06:33 Mozgov Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Bradley Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:33  
  06:33 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed  06:21  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:20  
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:19
[BOS 56-68]
 
  05:59 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:59  
Crowder Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  05:49
[BOS 58-68]
 
  05:35 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:29
[CLE 71-58]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thompson (2 AST) 
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST)  05:16
[BOS 60-71]
 
  04:55
[CLE 73-60]
James Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Irving (5 AST) 
  04:49 Irving Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Salvatore) 
Smart Substitution replaced by Turner  04:49  
Sullinger Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Crowder (3 AST)  04:41
[BOS 62-73]
 
  04:16 Irving Running Bank shot: Missed 
Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:14  
Turner Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  04:06  
Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:05  
Turner Jump Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK)  04:04  
Turner Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:04  
  04:04 Love Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:04
[BOS 63-73]
 
  04:04 Love Substitution replaced by Jones 
  04:04 James Substitution replaced by Shumpert 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Jerebko  04:04  
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:04
[BOS 64-73]
 
  03:42 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  03:42  
Jerebko Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Crawford)  03:31  
Jerebko Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:31  
  03:17 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:17  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:07
[BOS 66-73]
 
  02:56 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  02:33
[CLE 75-66]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Crowder Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (M Davis)  02:13  
Crowder Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:13  
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  02:13  
  02:01 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:00  
Crowder Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:55
[BOS 68-75]
 
  01:39 Irving Jump Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:38  
Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST)  01:28  
  01:06 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:57.8 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:35.9 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:33.9  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:16.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:00.0 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (40-43) Cleveland Cavaliers (54-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:45 Team Rebound 
Olynyk Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (D Crawford)  11:45  
  11:36 James Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  11:36 James Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Olynyk Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  11:18  
  11:18
[CLE 76-68]
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  11:18
[CLE 77-68]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Thomas Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:54
[BOS 70-77]
 
  10:43
[CLE 79-70]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Zeller Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:20
[BOS 72-79]
 
  10:03 Love Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Turner Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST)  09:43
[BOS 74-79]
 
  09:29 James Jump Shot: Missed 
Turner Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  09:28  
  09:28 James Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  09:17
[BOS 76-79]
 
  09:17 Love Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (M Davis) 
  09:17 Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Irving 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  09:17
[BOS 77-79]
 
  08:59
[CLE 81-77]
James Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:46  
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:33 Team Rebound 
  08:14 James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
  08:10 James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:10
[BOS 78-81]
 
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger  08:10  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Bradley  08:10  
  08:10 Thompson Substitution replaced by Mozgov 
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:10
[BOS 79-81]
 
  07:49 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:47 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:44
[CLE 84-79]
Irving 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: James (7 AST) 
Crowder Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST)  07:26
[BOS 81-84]
 
  07:12 Irving Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK) 
Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:08  
  06:58 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:58
[BOS 82-84]
 
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Turner Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis)  06:43  
  06:43 James Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:43 Team Rebound 
Turner Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:43  
  06:43
[CLE 85-82]
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Bradley Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
  06:25 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:21
[CLE 87-82]
James Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Irving (6 AST) 
  06:12 Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:12
[BOS 83-87]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:12
[BOS 84-87]
 
  05:54
[CLE 89-84]
Irving Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:43 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:26
[CLE 91-84]
James Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:25  
  05:25  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Turner  05:25  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Olynyk  05:25  
Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:10 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:56 Love Foul: Offensive (5 PF) (D Crawford) 
  04:56 Love Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  04:56 Love Substitution replaced by Smith 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  04:45  
Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:45  
Bradley Layup Shot: Missed  04:37  
  04:35 James Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:34 James Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:21
[BOS 86-91]
 
Bradley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Salvatore)  03:58  
Olynyk Substitution replaced by Smart  03:58  
  03:46 James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  03:42 Mozgov Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:42 Irving 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:41  
  03:32 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Salvatore) 
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:32  
Team Rebound  03:32  
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:32
[BOS 87-91]
 
Bradley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Salvatore)  03:08  
  03:08
[CLE 92-87]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  03:08
[CLE 93-87]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Turner Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:53 Irving Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:38
[CLE 95-87]
James Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
  02:30 Mozgov Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) (B Salvatore) 
  02:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
Turner Substitution replaced by Crowder  02:30  
Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller  02:30  
  02:30 Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:30
[BOS 88-95]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  02:30
[BOS 89-95]
 
  02:09 Thompson Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (2 BLK)  01:52  
  01:51 Shumpert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:32 James 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  01:13
[CLE 97-89]
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  01:08  
  00:43.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:43.7 Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Smart Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  00:39.7  
  00:39.7
[CLE 98-89]
Irving Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:39.7
[CLE 99-89]
Irving Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:39.7  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger  00:39.7  
Smart Substitution replaced by Olynyk  00:39.7  
Olynyk Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:38.9  
  00:16.6 Irving Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thomas (7 AST)  00:08.9
[BOS 91-99]
 
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