I never really believed that Boston was going to win this game, did you? From about midway through the 1st quarter it was pretty clear to me that the Celtics were going to lose this game. It wasn’t really about what they did or didn’t do, I could just tell that it was going to be one of those games. For the first time in the playoffs, Boston clearly looked outmatched in every way. It wasn’t about anything special that Cleveland was doing out there. It just looks like the reality of being in the playoffs and under the bright lights is starting to finally set in for this young Celtics team. They look like a completely different squad from the team I saw in the first two games of this series up in Beantown. And Cleveland, they keep on trucking along like this is business as usual. This was far from the first time a Lebron James-led team was looking at being down in a playoff series after the first two games. This situation is very familiar to the Cavs and they understand how to perform in situations like this. The Celtics….. the pressure of being just two wins away from an NBA Finals appearance may be enough to burst this young teams’ pipes. Game-5 up in Boston will tell a lot about where this series is going.
The Cavs pulled out a 111-102 victory last night in a game that the final score will tell a different story from what went down on the court. The game wasn’t really this close. Like I said earlier, I never felt like the Celtics had a real chance of winning this game. The Celtics had five (5) players score in double figures last night. Jaylen Brown led the way for the “C’s” with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Lebron James’ 44 points points was too much for the Celtics to overcome last night, the 44 was also enough to power his Cleveland team last night, as the next highest scorer on the Cavs team was Kyle Korver with 14. Tristan Thompson had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavs also. Check out some of the highlights from the game below:
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