Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
The Cleveland Cavaliers took game one in their Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics with the final score of 117-104. Despite the home court advantage of the Celtics, the Cavaliers managed to control the entire game to seal their victory on Wednesday.
The Cavs have now a 1-0 advantage heading into the next game.
As expected, Cleveland superstar and former NBA MVP LeBron James led the team in scoring with 38 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, 2 steals and with 7 assists for the game. Aside from him, Cavs forward Kevin Love scored 32 points (his playoff career-high), with 12 boards, a steal and a block shot. Tristan Thompson added 20 points, with 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals, while point guard Kyrie Irving added 11 points.
For the Boston Celtics, the leading scored are Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley with 21 points apiece. Point guard Isaiah Thomas Jr. scored 17 points, while Gerald Green and Al Horford both had 11 points for the game. Unfortunately, they failed to control James in his offense and making most of his points easily to the basket.
For LeBron their victory is because of their team effort, particularly the scoring of Love and Thompson. Despite their almost 10-day break waiting for their opponent, the Cavs did not feel any pressure and keep their composure on track before game one.
The Celtics will again have a home court advantage for the scheduled game 2 on Friday at the TD Garden.
Scoring by quarters:
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