After falling behind by a whopping 18 points in the first quarter the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed back and took control of the game. Boston started off 7-10 from behind the arc, but the Cavs were mentally tough and fought their way back into the game. In the second quarter, the Cavaliers forced six turnovers, which resulted in 14 points, and Kyrie Irving hit two 3-pointers to help right the ship for the Cavs. The Cavs continued the good play in the third quarter outscoring the Celtics 36 to 29, ultimately taking control of the game. LeBron lead the way for the Cavs with 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. James also passed Tim Duncan for 14th on the all-time scoring list.
It was nice to see the Cavs overcome a slow start and fight through hard fouls to come away with the victory. On a day in which Stephen A. Smith's comments about LeBron leaving this offseason dominated Twitter, a game like this was needed. It was refreshing to watch a well-played game between two playoff teams where both sides had periods of brilliance. During these dogs days of the season where most of the conversation about the Cavs is about rumored dysfunction within the team, it is great to be reminded that Cleveland is an extremely good basketball team.
The Cavaliers now have tomorrow off before taking on the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.