BOSTON CELTICS VIDEOS
Chris Forsberg: Jae Crowder with no plans to sleep tonight: "I heard a lot of great things about it. Looking forward to it. Probably won't sleep good tonight because I'm so anxious to get Game 3 underway. I love playing in the Garden, I love the energy that the fans bring. It's amazing." Twitter @ESPNForsberg
Boston climbed back from a 14-point second half deficit in the fourth quarter, closing the gap to five points with just under five minutes remaining in the contest. At that point, a pair of questionable foul calls against Avery Bradley on back-to-back Cavs possessions drew Turner’s ire. “I mean, you know, not to knock on [LeBron and Kyrie],” Turner told reporters in Cleveland after Game 2. “They are great players, but Avery [Bradley] is a known defender...To call a foul [when Irving is shooting] behind the backboard in that type of possession, it should never be called. It wasn’t a playable shot. It wasn’t a makeable shot. “That was the craziest call, and then at the end of the game, you call a travel on the ground [when] that was the same [type of defense Bradley was playing] the whole time? That was the only tough part about today. That didn’t make any sense.” Boston Globe
When Rondo realized his run with the Celtics was over this year, he planned to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. He expected a maximum contract. Once Dallas made the trade, he was open to re-signing with the Mavericks – only there are no max contract offers for Rondo on the market. Not in Dallas, nor Los Angeles. He's played his way out of that payday – not just this year, but since that terrible ACL injury two years ago. Yahoo! Sports
But even if the Celtics took care of those areas, Cleveland is still difficult to beat when James and Irving can't be stopped. James scored 15 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter and was 7-for-10 from the field in the final 16:55, including 6-for-8 in the paint and 4-for-4 at the rim. "LeBron recognized the moment. He was very determined to create good offense both for himself and for others," Blatt said. "Got to the line. Made his free throws. Made big plays. Big plays at both ends. Rebounding and blocking a shot. Breaking out of the pack on offense and getting some stuff in transition. I thought he imposed his will on the game. That's what makes him the great player that he is." USA Today Sports
Ethan J. Skolnick: Brad Stevens: "The third quarters killed us both games." Twitter @EthanJSkolnick
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