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James (24 points) leads Cavaliers to 89-77 win over Celtics


By JIMMY GOLEN
Posted Dec 15 2015 11:05PM

BOSTON (AP) No apologies.

No retaliation.

Just another Cleveland victory.

LeBron James scored 24 points and Kevin Love returned to Boston to score 20 with eight rebounds on Tuesday night, helping the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 89-77 in an uneventful rematch of last season's bruising - but one-sided - first-round playoff series.

It was Cleveland's first trip back to the new Boston Garden since Love's shoulder was yanked out of the socket by Boston's Kelly Olynyk in the finale of the Cavaliers' four-game sweep. Jae Crowder, who took a punch in the jaw from J.R. Smith in the series, scored 14 for the Celtics.

"Time heals all wounds," said Love, who had no exchange with Olynyk during the game. "I'll remember my first playoff run and that fourth game being particularly tough. But as time goes on it'll be another game against a really good team."

The midseason rematch was physical but without the rowdiness of the playoff series or even the emotion of Boston's double-overtime loss to the then-unbeaten Golden State Warriors last week.

"We knew it was going to be that type of game tonight, just coming off the playoff series that we had with them," James said. "And, it's our first time seeing them. We were able to answer the call."

Timofey Mozgov had nine points and a season-high 10 rebounds, scoring seven with five boards in the third quarter when Cleveland turned a five-point deficit into a 10-point lead. The Cavaliers have won three in a row since losing three straight to start the month.

Avery Bradley scored 17 points for Boston, which was back home for the first time since nearly ending the Warriors' unbeaten start. While that Friday night crowd had a playoff atmosphere - it's the NBA champion Warriors' only trip to Boston of the season - the visit by James and the Cavaliers was more subdued.

There were thousands of empty seats in the building at the opening jump, and while the arena eventually filled up, the excitement only lasted for three quarters.

Celtics fans who booed James all night rallied behind their own team when Isaiah Thomas drove for a layup that gave Boston a 50-45 lead with 9 minutes left in the third. But Love hit a 3-pointer to start Cleveland on a 12-0 run; James scored six, including a reverse dunk to finish it off.

In all, the Cavaliers scored 17 of 19 points to take a 62-52 lead. Love and James combined to score eight straight points midway through the fourth quarter to open a 15-point Cleveland lead after the Celtics made it a 79-72 game.

"At the end of the game, when you're trying to come back, you're trying to whittle the lead away, they can just get a matchup they like and then keep you at bay because of their talent," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

The Cavs' last trip to Boston will best be remembered for the play in which Olynyk yanked on Love's arm, knocking him out of the remainder of the Cavaliers' playoff run. Cleveland reached the NBA Finals before losing to the Warriors in six games.

AUDIENCE WITH THE KING

During a break, the Celtics honored Aaron, Miller, 16, a local high school student who was born with severe brain damage and was told by doctors he would be physically and mentally paralyzed for life. But after "thousands of hours" of surgery and physical therapy, he competes on his school's golf and basketball teams.

James came over and patted Miller on the head, bringing a huge smile to his face.

"I saw what he had been through, and I see where he is now," James said. "It wasn't for you guys. It's not for the fans. It was for him."

INJURY WATCH

Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving hasn't played since breaking his kneecap in the Finals, but coach David Blatt said in Boston that it was just a matter of waiting for the 2011 No. 1 overall draft pick to be 100 percent.

Iman Shumpert, who made his season debut against Orlando on Friday, played 13 1-2 minutes for Cleveland and scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers.

"We prefer to err on the side of caution," Blatt said Friday morning. "We've come out this far; we've played without our starting backcourt for the first few months of the season. But there's still a lot of the season left."

TIP-INS

James had four of Cleveland's nine turnovers in first half. ... The Celtics went 5-for-22 in the third, including 1 of 11 from 3-point range. They made just four of their first 15 shots in the fourth. ... Olynyk apologized to Love and the two have said there are no hard feelings. Crowder wanted an apology from Smith, who declined.

UP NEXT

Cavaliers: Return home to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night at 8 p.m.

Celtics: Play the Pistons in Detroit at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.


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CLE
BOS
     
    • 46.2%

    • 32.2%

    • 34.8%

    • 28.1%

    • 90.0%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CLE BOS
Total Rebounds 46 41
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Turnovers 14 10
Fast Break Pts: 4 9
Biggest Lead: 15 6
Points in the Paint: 44 24
CLE BOS
p James   24 Bradley   17
rb Mozgov   10 Turner   8
a Love   5 2 players   4
s James   2 Bradley   3
b Mozgov   3 2 players   2
 
  • 12/15 - CLE 89 @ BOS 77
  • 02/05 - BOS 104 @ CLE 103
  • 03/05 - BOS 103 @ CLE 120
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. James F 35:42 10-20 0-3 4-4 +17 1 6 7 3 3 2 6 1 2 24
K. Love F 34:01 7-16 3-7 3-4 +20 1 7 8 5 0 1 2 2 2 20
T. Mozgov C 24:08 4-5 0-0 1-1 +11 0 10 10 0 1 0 0 3 1 9
J. Smith G 35:46 4-9 1-3 0-0 +8 3 3 6 0 4 1 0 0 0 9
M. Dellavedova G 27:30 1-6 0-2 0-0 +13 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 2
I. Shumpert   13:32 2-4 2-3 0-0 +3 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
T. Thompson   22:27 0-2 0-0 0-0 -5 1 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
R. Jefferson   20:34 2-3 1-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 5
M. Williams   18:57 4-10 1-4 1-1 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 3 0 0 10
A. Varejao   07:08 2-3 0-0 0-0 -5 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
J. Cunningham   00:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Kaun DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-78 8-23 9-10   6 40 46 17 17 5 14 7 6 89
  46.2% 34.8% 90.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16
Boston Celtics (14-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 27:35 5-13 4-9 0-0 -10 0 3 3 0 3 1 1 2 0 14
A. Johnson F 24:19 2-5 0-0 1-2 -11 4 3 7 0 2 1 1 1 0 5
J. Sullinger C 22:38 2-9 0-1 1-2 -13 1 4 5 2 2 0 1 0 2 5
A. Bradley G 33:59 5-12 3-10 4-4 -13 0 3 3 2 1 3 2 2 0 17
I. Thomas G 27:18 3-15 0-2 6-6 -10 2 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 3 12
J. Jerebko   13:53 2-4 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5
E. Turner   27:21 3-8 0-1 0-0 -4 1 7 8 4 0 0 2 1 0 6
K. Olynyk   21:39 2-7 1-3 0-0 -5 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
D. Lee   18:18 4-8 0-0 0-0 +4 2 2 4 3 0 0 2 0 2 8
J. Young   15:45 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Zeller   03:08 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Hunter   02:40 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Rozier   01:26 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 28-87 9-32 12-14   12 29 41 18 11 6 10 6 7 77
  32.2% 28.1% 85.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10

inactive

  • Cavaliers: Harris, Irving
  • Celtics: Mickey, Smart

technical fouls

  • Cavaliers: --
  • Celtics: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #37 Eric Dalen, #56 Mark Ayotte
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:02
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-7) Boston Celtics (14-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Johnson vs Mozgov (Sullinger gains possession)
  11:43 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:17 Team Rebound 
  11:03
[BOS 2-0]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:44
[CLE 2-2]
 
  10:22
[BOS 4-2]
Crowder Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:03 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:49
[BOS 6-2]
Sullinger Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:37
[CLE 4-6]
 
  09:20
[BOS 9-4]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
James Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST)  09:04
[CLE 6-9]
 
Mozgov Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson)  08:57  
  08:48
[BOS 11-6]
Johnson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Dellavedova Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  08:35  
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson)  08:29  
  08:22 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:21 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:17 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:16  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST)  08:08  
  07:56 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:55  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:48  
  07:42 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 7-11]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:42
[CLE 8-11]
 
  07:26 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:25  
Love Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:10
[CLE 10-11]
 
  06:53 Crowder Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:53 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:50 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:49  
James Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (1 BLK)  06:37  
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:35  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:29 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:26 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:25
[BOS 13-10]
Johnson Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
James Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Ayotte)  06:18  
James Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:18  
  06:05 Crowder Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Love 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  05:48
[CLE 13-13]
 
  05:33 Sullinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Love (1 ST) 
  05:32 Crowder Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Dalen) 
James Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:24  
  05:05 Crowder Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:04 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  05:04 Johnson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:02 Team Rebound 
  05:02 Thomas Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  05:02 Crowder Substitution replaced by Turner 
Smith Substitution replaced by Shumpert  05:02  
  04:55 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Dellavedova Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:55  
Dellavedova Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:36
[BOS 16-13]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:21
[CLE 15-16]
 
  04:06 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:James (1 ST) 
James Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:02
[CLE 17-16]
 
  03:40 Jerebko Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:39  
Love Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Shumpert (1 AST)  03:23
[CLE 19-16]
 
  03:12 Johnson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Shumpert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:11  
Shumpert Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:51 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Johnson Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  02:44 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Lee 
James Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:44  
Love Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:44  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Williams  02:44  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:10 Lee Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:09  
Williams Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  01:58  
  01:57 Team Rebound 
  01:46
[BOS 19-19]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:20 Team Rebound 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Varejao  01:20  
  01:08
[BOS 21-19]
Jerebko Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Varejao Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  00:53.1
[CLE 21-21]
 
  00:44.4
[BOS 23-21]
Bradley Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:32.2
[CLE 23-23]
 
  00:20.2
[BOS 25-23]
Lee Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Team Rebound  00:01.4  
  00:01.4 Lee Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-7) Boston Celtics (14-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Young Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  11:45 Lee Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (E Dalen) 
Williams Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  11:45
[CLE 24-25]
 
  11:35 Jump Ball Young vs Shumpert (Jefferson gains possession) 
Jefferson Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:28
[CLE 26-25]
 
Varejao Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte)  11:19  
Shumpert Violation:Kicked Ball  11:16  
  11:09 Lee Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Turner 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:28  
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Olynyk (1 ST)  10:10  
  10:04 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:02  
Varejao Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:51
[CLE 28-25]
 
  09:33 Olynyk Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:31  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:07
[BOS 27-28]
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Shumpert Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  08:46  
  08:46  
  08:46 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  08:46  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by James  08:46  
  08:36 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:34  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:14 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00 Lee Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Varejao Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:59  
Varejao Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Olynyk Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Varejao Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Garretson)  07:38  
  07:38
[BOS 28-28]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Varejao Substitution replaced by Love  07:38  
  07:38 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  07:38
[BOS 29-28]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  07:29  
  07:15 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:14  
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:59 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:54
[BOS 31-28]
Lee Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:21 Turner Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:20 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:14 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:13  
James Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:02
[CLE 30-31]
 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  05:56  
Williams Substitution replaced by Mozgov  05:56  
  05:56 Turner Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  05:46 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (2 BLK) 
  05:45 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:42
[BOS 34-30]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST) 
James Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:28
[CLE 32-34]
 
  05:06 Thomas Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed Block: James (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:05  
Mozgov Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK)  05:00  
  04:59 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:56 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dellavedova (1 ST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:32 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:19
[BOS 36-32]
Lee Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:08  
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  04:08  
  04:08 Lee Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  04:08 Young Substitution replaced by Bradley 
Mozgov Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (1 AST)  03:58
[CLE 34-36]
 
  03:37 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:35  
Love Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  03:26  
  03:17 Johnson Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:16  
Dellavedova Jump Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:54 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:30
[BOS 39-34]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Smith Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:02
[CLE 36-39]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  01:51  
  01:51
[BOS 40-36]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Mozgov Substitution replaced by James  01:51  
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Shumpert  01:51  
  01:51 Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:51  
James Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (2 BLK)  01:37  
  01:36 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  01:31  
  01:31
[BOS 41-36]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:31
[BOS 42-36]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:17 Bradley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Garretson) 
  01:09 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 37-42]
 
  01:09 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:09
[CLE 38-42]
 
  01:01 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:50.6 Crowder Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
James Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:50.6
[CLE 39-42]
 
James Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:50.6
[CLE 40-42]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  00:33.2  
  00:33.2
[BOS 43-40]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:33.2 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  00:33.2 Crowder Substitution replaced by Turner 
Smith Substitution replaced by Williams  00:33.2  
  00:33.2
[BOS 44-40]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
James Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:17.6  
Team Rebound  00:16.6  
Team Timeout : Short  00:16.6  
  00:16.6 Thomas Substitution replaced by Young 
James Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  00:15.6  
  00:15.6 Johnson Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  00:15.6 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  00:15.6 Young Substitution replaced by Crowder 
Williams Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:15.6  
Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:15.6  
  00:00.1
[BOS 46-40]
Thomas Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Cleveland Cavaliers (16-7) Boston Celtics (14-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  11:20 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:19  
Mozgov Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (2 AST)  11:08
[CLE 42-46]
 
  11:08 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Mozgov Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  11:08
[CLE 43-46]
 
  10:51 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
James 3pt Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:31 Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:30 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:25 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:24  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:03
[BOS 48-43]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Mozgov Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST)  09:39
[CLE 45-48]
 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Ayotte)  09:21  
  09:17 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Team Rebound 
James Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (E Dalen)  09:16  
  09:09 Sullinger Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mozgov (3 BLK) 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:08  
James Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST)  09:03  
  08:54
[BOS 50-45]
Thomas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST) 
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bradley (2 BLK)  08:32  
Team Rebound  08:30  
Dellavedova 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Ayotte)  08:19  
  08:08 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:07  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (3 AST)  07:46
[CLE 48-50]
 
  07:27 Thomas Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  07:26 Johnson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  07:21 Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:20  
James Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:02
[CLE 50-50]
 
  07:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:01 Johnson Substitution replaced by Olynyk 
  06:41 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:40  
James Cutting Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST)  06:25
[CLE 52-50]
 
  06:10 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  06:09  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dellavedova (4 AST)  05:49
[CLE 55-50]
 
  05:34 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:33  
James Running Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS)  05:29
[CLE 57-50]
 
  05:15 Sullinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:14  
Love Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  05:08  
  05:08 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Turner 
  05:08 Thomas Substitution replaced by Lee 
Dellavedova Substitution replaced by Williams  05:08  
  04:51
[BOS 52-57]
Turner Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mozgov Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Love (4 AST)  04:33
[CLE 59-52]
 
  04:17 Crowder Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Mozgov Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  04:16  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:07  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:48 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:46 Turner Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:46  
  03:46 Crowder Substitution replaced by Young 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (5 AST)  03:32
[CLE 62-52]
 
  03:18 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:18  
James Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  02:37  
  02:37
[BOS 53-62]
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
James Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:37  
Mozgov Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:37  
  02:37
[BOS 54-62]
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Love 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:10
[BOS 57-62]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:42
[CLE 64-57]
 
  01:27 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:22 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (2 BLK) 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:21  
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  01:04
[CLE 67-57]
 
  00:47.9 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:46.9  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.4 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:27.4
[BOS 59-67]
Turner Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST)  00:04.9  
Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  00:04.9  
  00:04.9
[BOS 60-67]
Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:04.9 Lee Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  00:04.9
[BOS 61-67]
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.2
[CLE 69-61]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:38
[BOS 63-69]
Olynyk Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: James (2 AST)  11:22
[CLE 72-63]
 
Shumpert Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte)  11:12  
  10:58
[BOS 66-72]
Olynyk 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:44
[CLE 74-66]
 
  10:28 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:26 Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:23 Olynyk 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:22  
Shumpert 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  10:05
[CLE 77-66]
 
  09:49 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:48 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:38 Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:James (2 ST) 
James Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  09:21
[CLE 79-66]
 
  09:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:20 Lee Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  09:20 Young Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  09:06 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Shumpert (1 BLK) 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:05  
Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  08:47  
  08:35 Turner Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
Shumpert Substitution replaced by Smith  08:35  
James Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  08:28  
  08:28
[BOS 67-79]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:28 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  08:27 Olynyk Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:22 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
James Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:20  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:58 Johnson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:53 Turner Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:52  
James 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Johnson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:18 Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:17 Team Rebound 
Williams Substitution replaced by Dellavedova  07:17  
  07:17 Thomas Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  07:11
[BOS 70-79]
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST) 
  06:49 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Garretson) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Love  06:49  
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:35  
Team Rebound  06:34  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:34  
  06:16
[BOS 72-79]
Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Love Turnaround Bank shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:56
[CLE 81-72]
 
  05:41 Olynyk Jump Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:40  
Love 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: James (3 AST)  05:30
[CLE 84-72]
 
  05:19 Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:19  
  05:19 Olynyk Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
  05:03 Jerebko Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
James Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:46
[CLE 86-72]
 
  04:27 Turner Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:26  
Love Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:02  
  03:59 Crowder Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Love Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:59
[CLE 87-72]
 
Love Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:59  
  03:59 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:46 Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:45  
Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:23  
Thompson Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turner (1 BLK)  03:22  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:21  
Love Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK)  03:11  
  03:09 Turner Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Dellavedova Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M Ayotte)  03:08  
  03:08 Johnson Substitution replaced by Zeller 
  02:50
[BOS 74-87]
Bradley Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST) 
  02:40 Jerebko Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (E Dalen) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:40 Crowder Substitution replaced by Hunter 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Jefferson  02:40  
James Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Bradley (3 ST)  02:21  
Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF) (E Dalen)  02:16  
  02:07 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:06  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:45
[CLE 89-74]
 
  01:28 Hunter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:26  
Team Timeout : Short  01:26  
James Substitution replaced by Thompson  01:26  
Love Substitution replaced by Varejao  01:26  
  01:26 Bradley Substitution replaced by Rozier 
  01:26 Turner Substitution replaced by Young 
Dellavedova Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:55.9 Rozier Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:54.9  
Smith Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:34.8  
  00:33.9 Rozier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:26.2
[BOS 77-89]
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Young (3 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:02.2  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CLE
1st Central
57
25
6-4
33-8
24-17
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CLE
James 29.7
Love 13.0
James 8.9
James 2.3
James 3.0
BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7