Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics
Despite the homecourt advantage of the Boston Celtics playing at the TD Garden on Thursday evening against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they still fail to win game 5 and got eliminated at the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Cavaliers beat the Celtics with the final score of 135-102.
With the win, the Cleveland Cavaliers now won their 3rd consecutive Eastern Conference championship and headed to the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. This is actually a rematch of the 2016 NBA Finals wherein both teams competed last year and the Cavs won the title.
Again, LeBron James led the team to victory by scoring 35 points, with 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals and a block shot. James now surpassed Michael Jordan in the league’s all-time playoff scoring. Besides him, other key players who scored in double figures include point guard Kyrie Irving with 24 points, Kevin love scored 15 points and Deron Williams scoring 14 points for the game.
For the Celtics, the leading scorer is Avery Bradley with 23 points, Gerald Green added 14 points, Jaw Crowder with 11 points and Terry Rozier scored 10 points for the game. Unfortunately, the team still missed the services of point guard Isaiah Thomas Jr. who is still recuperating from a hip injury.
Cavaliers head coach stated that they are now ready to concentrate in facing the Golden State Warriors, as detailed by the news online. He also praised his team for the hard work and for stepping up their games to reach the finals.
Scoring by quarters:
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