The Cavaliers needed just 2 minutes to stretch the 6-point lead back to 18. That's power.
Celtics trimmed 20-point deficit to 6, but Cavs closed 3rdQ with 9-0 run and James Jones’ 3 has Cleveland up 91-76.
James Jones bails out the Cavaliers late in the third: Post-up, block, off-dribble 3. Cleveland up 91-76.
Another buzzer-beating 3 by the Cavs, and they lead the Celtics 91-76 after three quarters. Isaiah Thomas leads the C's with 17 points.
cavs close on 9-0 run, james jones with 3 at buzzer with delly, shump, marion and TT on floor with him
Cavaliers 91. Celtics 76. End 3rd. James Jones gives the Cavs their second buzzer-beating 3 of the day.
Celtics are on a 12-2 run since Jerebko and Zeller have entered this game. Lead down to 8 for Cavs.
Celtics getting manhandled on boards. Not sure there's a solution, either. Oh, and Kevin Love (14 pts, 12 rebs) is here. Cavs up 16.
Cavaliers up 20. Celtics, hot early, now down to 46.9% from field, and Cleveland has made six more 3s.
cavs "could" take brief nap when LJ exits for rest, but this one is over
I just noticed that the Cavs put up their 2014-15 Central Division banner up for the playoff game
When the Cavs are raining 3s and getting every rebound.....good. night.
Kevin Love off reb and hoop. cavs up 13
Cavs are winning big and yet the fans are convinced the refs are cheating. Sorta feels like I'm back with my good pals in Rupp Arena.
I wonder if Brad Stevens will be forced to start Isaiah Thomas at some point in this series. Need his scoring when the Cavs go like this.
Kyrie hits a 3, LeBron scores easily inside, and Cavs are threatening to blow this one open. 71-58 Cleveland.
That deep seal is there every time downcourt for Cavs bigs
That wasn't J.R.'s best sequence with Cavs
Cavs vs. Celtics this year - thru first half... 112 minutes wIth LeBron : +55 120 minutes without Lebron: -63
Cavs only misfired on 13 shots in 2nd qtr, but managed to grab 6 rebounds on those misses. Will be short series if C's can't clean that up.
LeBron James became the Cavs' all-time leader in playoff games played with 72, surpassed Anderson Varejao and Zydrunas Ilgauskas
Cavs also lead first half in glares. LeBron did it to Evan Turner, Celtics bench after monster dunk. Kyrie did it to Isiah Thomas after a 3.
cavs 8-for-18 on 3s. kyrie 4-4
Cavs' Kevin Love just 2-of-11 FG, but staying after it. Cavs want second part, not worried about first. LeBron especially offering support.