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Kevin Love: "People have focused my whole career on what I couldn’t do vs. what I could do, and I know my teammates & coaches have my back."
Crowder declines to divulge how Celtics are trying to guard LeBron, to which Turner says, "and that's really been working"
Crowder: "We have to find a way to win the game. We’re down 3 w/ a minute to go, they get an offensive rebound and that’s the game."
Crowder on guarding LeBron: "You can't let him not feel you. We keep looking at film to look for things to make it tougher for him."
More offensive fouls than an ACC game
Pels need to keep scoring because this lineup is going to have problems defensively.
How do you stop LeBron? Jae Crowder: “I can’t give that away.” Evan Turner, joking: “Because it’s definitely been working."
Crowder asked what he wants to do while defending James. Declines to answer in detail. Doesn't wanna give anything away.
It was rare for Boston to get 3 all of their big 3 going in the same game as well. Just a hard thing to do.
Norris Cole Game
Turner: "We're battling back, every time we're coming close, they get an offensive rebound for a 3. The straw that breaks the camel's back."
Evan Turner on offensive rebounds: "It’s definitely tough. We’re out there battling back … & that’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back."
Crowder: "We've just gotta get that rebound and see what happens after that."
Blatt ends his press conference, stays behind the podium for a conversation about a Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 9.
Blatt: "As a team, I think we have more maturity. But that doesn't guarantee anything."
Blatt on difference b/w teams: “We’ve got to win 1 more before we talk about differences. Boston going to fight, and they’re not going away"
Blatt: "The job’s not done. We have to win another game & 1 of the reasons that we’ve won these games is that we’ve respected our opponent."
David Blatt: "I’m shocked nobody’s asking me about J.R. tonight. Wasn’t he great?” [Silence.]
Blatt on offensive rebounding: “That’s my best play call: 'Tristan, go get the offensive rebound, kick it out to 3, and we’re gonna score.'"
It's early but this has great game potential.
Blatt on Love: "I’m really, really proud of the fact that he is so engaged and involved on both ends of the court, as we need him to be."
LeBron is either very unimpressed with Turner's form here, or Turner just crop dusted his way down the court. http://t.co/gnKZWZ3iVq
"What separates these two teams? Stevens: "We'll see at the end of the series, right? ... Obviously No. 23 is one reason."
Stevens on Crowder: "He's not gonna back down from anyone. He made huge shots. He made huge plays at the rim for us.”
Brad Stevens said he used to watch video of David Blatt's offense in Europe. "He's a great coach, obviously."
Stevens on C's lineup changes: The five-person big rotation is obviously a challenge, and you're just looking for who can get you going."
Stevens on Thomas sitting down the stretch: "It was an off night. Turner was terrific in the fourth. That happens. Guys have off nights."
Stevens called the Garden "a tremendous environment," but thought it affected his team. "They played with poise; we did not."
Stevens: We played really hard but we've gotta play better. ... It's an eight point game and we threw so many possessions away.
Stevens: "The bottom line tonight is, we just didn't play with any poise."
Stevens on not playing Thomas much in fourth: "I just thought it was an off night." Cited Turner being good too.
Getting ready in NOLA where it's loud. Not pumped up arena loud. Real people loud.
FINAL Cavs 103 - Celtics 95. LeBron James 31pts-11reb-4ast, Kevin Love 23pts - 9reb, Evan Turner 19pts-8reb-8ast
Evan Turner shines with 19 points, 8 rebs and 8 assists, but the Celtics fall to the Cavs 103-95. Bradley: 18 points. http://t.co/njP2VeMTRA
Cavs win Gm3, 103-95; lead series 3-0. Cleveland shouldn't show up Sunday expecting easy sweep. Celtics have shown they'll fight until end.
Cavaliers 103, Celtics 95. Final. Cleveland takes a 3-0 series lead.
Celtics were just a little impatient offensively all night, I thought.
Thompson such a game changer in this series. All his strengths are Celtics' weaknesses.
Offensive rebounds crushing Boston once again. Two 3-pointers on second chances here in final two minutes. 101-93 with 26.7 seconds left.
The Cavs and Celtics have combined for 48 3-point attempts
Tristan Thompson, such a killer.
They have 6 but none in the passing lanes.
Cs played a great game but didn't get any steals the way they usually do.
The NBA playoffs, where your 125% has to be better than LeBron's 80%
Crippling offensive rebound there after the Irving miss, as a Love 3 stretches the lead back to 6.
Another crushing offensive rebound and three.
Evan Turner cans a 3 from the top of the key, and it's a one-possession game again. 95-92.
If C's lose they might want sit Crowder in Game 4. Want him for the long haul and he's making money every minute he's out there.
Jae Crowder won't let the Celtics die tonight.
How Celtics should handle contract negotiations with Jae Crowder this offseason: http://t.co/nztN7cuK7q
Tonight is the 16th playoff game LeBron James has scored 30+ points against the Celtics
Last chance for the Celtics. Down 95-89 with 3:15 left.
Since December 1st, the Celtics have had the best 3-point defense in the NBA. Cavs 10-26 from distance...lead by 9 with 5:32 to go
Zeller asleep at the wheel on that alley-oop
Another 30-point playoff game for LeBron James.
Gigi Datome getting feisty with Tristan Thompson, taking the ball from him after the whistle. Evan Turner pats his head, crowd loves it.
Gigi won't be pushed around!
Gigi getting feisty now.