The Cleveland Cavaliers were dissapoint by a Boston Celtics, 111-108, in diversion 3 of a Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, during a Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Celtics were but a services of star Isaiah Thomas. He is sidelined with a hip injury.
The Celtics hung with a Cavaliers for a initial 3 mins of a initial quarter. Cleveland began to lift divided with a glorious offense and prohibited 3-point shooting.
Forward Kevin Love done 5 3-point buckets in a first, one bashful of an NBA record for a quarter. The duration finished with a Cavaliers ahead, 35-24.
The prohibited sharpened of a Cavaliers continued in a second quarter. They were generally accurate from 3-point land, creation 14 of 22 attempts. Kevin Love was sharpened threes during a 70 percent shave in a initial half.
The Celtics had no answer for Cleveland’s descent explosion. The initial half finished with Cleveland heading by 16 points, 66-50.
Boston rallied in a third quarter. They began to strive good invulnerability and arrangement good shooting. About median by a period, a Celtics trailed by 21 points.
Then they went on, a remarkable, 26-10 run to finish a entertain trailing by usually 5 points, 87-82 after sharpened 6 for 10 from over a 3-point arc.
The Boston convene continued in a final stanza. They kept adult a glorious sharpened and fought to tie Cleveland 95-95, with 5:48 remaining in a game. The Celtics took a lead, 99-98, with 4:21 left. The Cavaliers retook a lead, 101-99, with 3:44 left in a period.
The final mins showcased a integrity and heart of a Celtics to furnish an sparkling finish. The final partial of a final verse featured 4 ties and 3 lead changes. Boston finished with an doubtful feat to get behind into this series.
The Celtics were led in scoring by ensure Marcus Smart with 27 points. Boston had 6 players finish in double total in a hard-fought contest.
Cleveland’s heading scorer was Kyrie Irving with 29 points. Kevin Love combined 28 points, while LeBron James was hold to usually 11 points in a loss.
The Cavaliers now lead a best-of-seven array 2-1. The Celtics will face a Cavaliers again on Tuesday, May 23, in Cleveland.
Written By D.T. Osborn
Edited by Cathy Milne
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