The Cavaliers have tied the Eastern Conference Finals 2-2 but head to Boston on short rest for a pivotal Game 5 that could give them a stranglehold in the series for the woeful-on-the-road Celts.
The Cavaliers dominated the first quarter much like they dominated in Game 3, but Boston succeeded in mucking up the game in the second half to keep the game within reach. With that said, the Cavaliers never let their lead dip below seven while consistently battling off Boston. Forty-four points from LeBron James never hurt.
The Cavaliers will need to re-gain their offensive rhythm in the Garden, as role player success will determine this game’s outcome more than any other factor.
Here’s all the information you need to know to watch or listen:
Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, Game 5
When: 8:30 p.m.
Online: Watch ESPN
Radio: WTAM 1100, La Mega 87.7 (Cleveland)
Cavaliers status updates: None to report
Celtics status updates: Kyrie Irving (OUT — knee surgery), Gordon Hayward, (OUT — ankle fracture), Shane Larkin (OUT — shoulder), Daniel Theis (OUT — knee)