Ben Rohrbach

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."

Gary Washburn

Kevin Love speaks with the media following #Cavaliers Game 3 win. http://t.co/G2zJyMYWkJ

Jared Weiss

Kevin Love: "First game had to get the nerves out the way. Second game got in foul trouble. Tonight, I was able to find some rhythm.” #Cavs

Mark Murphy

Crowder declines to divulge how Celtics are trying to guard LeBron, to which Turner says, "and that's really been working"

Gary Washburn

Both Crowder and Turner are uncomfortable with Stevens assertion that #Celtics didn't play with poise.

Ben Rohrbach

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."

Marc D'Amico

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."

Paul Flannery

More offensive fouls than an ACC game

Scott Souza

#Celtics forward Jae Crowder: Being physical is the best way to go after LeBron James. You can't let him not feel you.

Paul Flannery

Pels need to keep scoring because this lineup is going to have problems defensively.

Ben Rohrbach

How do you stop LeBron? Jae Crowder: “I can’t give that away.” Evan Turner, joking: “Because it’s definitely been working."

Jay King

Crowder asked what he wants to do while defending James. Declines to answer in detail. Doesn't wanna give anything away.

Gary Washburn

Jae Crowder and Evan Turner talk after #Celtics tough Game 3 loss. #Cavaliers http://t.co/kE1eQdW1TH

Tom Halzack

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.

Marc D'Amico

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."

Ben Rohrbach

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."

Jay King

Crowder: "We've just gotta get that rebound and see what happens after that."

Jay King

Blatt ends his press conference, stays behind the podium for a conversation about a Dunkin Donuts on Rt. 9.

Jay King

Blatt: "As a team, I think we have more maturity. But that doesn't guarantee anything."

Ben Rohrbach

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"

Scott Souza

#Cavaliers David Blatt: one of the reasons we have won this game is that we've respected our opponent. We have not looked past #Celtics.

Jared Weiss

David Blatt: One reason we’ve been successful is that we respect our opponent. We haven’t looked a game ahead. #Cavs #Celtics

Ben Rohrbach

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."

Jared Weiss

Blatt on LeBron: I don’t think he sees Boston as different from any other team. He just steps up for the playoffs. #Cavs #Celtics

Ben Rohrbach

David Blatt: "I’m shocked nobody’s asking me about J.R. tonight. Wasn’t he great?” [Silence.]

Ben Rohrbach

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.'"

Emily Austen

Runners on for #Rays. Bottom 9, tie game at 1. Rivera up

Scott Souza

#Cavaliers coach David Blatt: This was not an easy game. None of these three games have been easy. Brad Stevens is doing a terrific job.

Jared Weiss

David Blatt on Kevin Love: "I haven’t seen any nervousness or discomfort since the playoffs began.” #Cavs #Celtics

Paul Flannery

It's early but this has great game potential.

Ben Rohrbach

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."

Gary Washburn

Brad Stevens and David Blatt share a nice conversation crossing paths on the way to and from the podium #Celtics #Cavaliers

Rich Levine

LeBron is either very unimpressed with Turner's form here, or Turner just crop dusted his way down the court. http://t.co/gnKZWZ3iVq

Jared Weiss

David Blatt sits down and jokes, “Now you can ask me about Framingham. Now is a good time.” #Celtics #Cavs

Jared Weiss

Stevens asked what separates #Celtics and #Cavs; stares into space and essentially credits their Big 3 for rising up their team.

Ben Rohrbach

"What separates these two teams? Stevens: "We'll see at the end of the series, right? ... Obviously No. 23 is one reason."

Marc D'Amico

Stevens on Crowder: "He's not gonna back down from anyone. He made huge shots. He made huge plays at the rim for us.”

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: I want to make sure we play as well as possible for however many games we've got left.

Ben Rohrbach

Brad Stevens said he used to watch video of David Blatt's offense in Europe. "He's a great coach, obviously."

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: The bottom line is that Jae Crowder is not scared. He is not going to back down from anybody.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens praised Gigi Datome's poise tonight after criticizing that aspect of team as a whole.

Ben Rohrbach

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."

Scott Souza

#Celtics Brad Stevens: got a lot of guys doing this for first time. We played with great energy, spirit. But not great basketball plays.

Marc D'Amico

Stevens on Thomas sitting down the stretch: "It was an off night. Turner was terrific in the fourth. That happens. Guys have off nights."

Ben Rohrbach

Stevens called the Garden "a tremendous environment," but thought it affected his team. "They played with poise; we did not."

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Cavaliers played with poise and control. We did not. We had great effort, but we need to be better.

Jay King

Stevens: We played really hard but we've gotta play better. ... It's an eight point game and we threw so many possessions away.

Jared Weiss

Stevens: "I don’t know if it was down 0-2, I don’t know what it was. But they really played with poise and control. We did not.” #Celtics

Jay King

Stevens: "The bottom line tonight is, we just didn't play with any poise."

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Isaiah Thomas sitting in 4th: I just think it was an off night for him, and Evan Turner was terrific.

Jay King

Stevens on not playing Thomas much in fourth: "I just thought it was an off night." Cited Turner being good too.

Scott Souza

The #Celtics have done almost everything they've needed to do in this series except actually win a game. Now #Cavaliers can end it Sunday.

Paul Flannery

Getting ready in NOLA where it's loud. Not pumped up arena loud. Real people loud.

Jay King

The Celtics were fierce. They were desperate. They were pretty good. And now they trail 3-0. My recap: masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Ben Rohrbach

For @WEEI: 5 things we learned as LeBron James, Cavaliers push Celtics to the brink. bit.ly/1OjagPt

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics lose 103-95 to #Cavs. Lots of wide open misses, blown assignments on the boards. C's have to be like ... http://t.co/UVQGpb3Nd4

Gary Washburn

Thompson has 14 offensive rebounds in the series. He has been the X-factor. #celtics #cavaliers

Jessica Camerato

FINAL Cavs 103 - Celtics 95. LeBron James 31pts-11reb-4ast, Kevin Love 23pts - 9reb, Evan Turner 19pts-8reb-8ast

Marc D'Amico

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

Chris Forsberg

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.

Gary Washburn

#cavaliers top #celtics 103-95, lead 3-0 in the series and begin prepping for the #bulls.

Jared Weiss

Tristan Thompson’s booty does it again, as the #Cavs’ clutch rebounding late puts the #Celtics on the brink of elimination. 103-95 Final.

Adam Himmelsbach

Cavaliers 103, Celtics 95. Final. Cleveland takes a 3-0 series lead.

Gary Washburn

Yeah, Thompson basically took that rebound away from Zeller. He has beasted most of the #celtics bigs for rebounds in the series.

Tom Halzack

Celtics were just a little impatient offensively all night, I thought.

Rich Levine

Thompson such a game changer in this series. All his strengths are Celtics' weaknesses.

Emily Austen

Haha. I was just going to your page to comment on your Stevens tweet... Of course I find a better one. twitter.com/goodmanespn/st…

Jared Weiss

Cavs executed Computer Blue so well tonight. RT @ZackCoxNESN: Blouses.

Adam Himmelsbach

Offensive rebounds crushing Boston once again. Two 3-pointers on second chances here in final two minutes. 101-93 with 26.7 seconds left.

Jessica Camerato

The Cavs and Celtics have combined for 48 3-point attempts

Gary Washburn

Another offensive rebound from Tristan Thompson leads to a #cavaliers 3. The story of the series.

Jay King

Tristan Thompson, such a killer.

Tom Halzack

They have 6 but none in the passing lanes.

Jared Weiss

Bass enters the game. #Celtics really don’t want to shoot the three huh?

Tom Halzack

Cs played a great game but didn't get any steals the way they usually do.

Jessica Camerato

The NBA playoffs, where your 125% has to be better than LeBron's 80%

Gary Washburn

Only 20:45 tonight for Isaiah Thomas and 5 points. #celtics

Gary Washburn

#celtics keep charging but #cavaliers always have an answer. CLE 98-93. 1:11 left.

Adam Himmelsbach

Crippling offensive rebound there after the Irving miss, as a Love 3 stretches the lead back to 6.

Jessica Camerato

Both benches are on their feet for the final minutes of the #Celtics #Cavs game.

Jay King

Another crushing offensive rebound and three.

Jared Weiss

Tristan Thompson is inevitability personified. #Cavs #Celtics

Adam Himmelsbach

Evan Turner cans a 3 from the top of the key, and it's a one-possession game again. 95-92.

Rich Levine

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.

Brian Robb

Jae Crowder won't let the Celtics die tonight.

Chris Forsberg

How Celtics should handle contract negotiations with Jae Crowder this offseason: http://t.co/nztN7cuK7q

Jessica Camerato

Tonight is the 16th playoff game LeBron James has scored 30+ points against the Celtics

Gary Washburn

Bradley is 6-for-17 shooting tonight #celtics

Adam Himmelsbach

Last chance for the Celtics. Down 95-89 with 3:15 left.

Scott Souza

Regardless of the outcome, #Celtics forward Jae Crowder earning himself some $$$ this playoff series.

Gary Washburn

The player whose playing suffered the most with Stevens' lineup changes is Kelly Olynyk. Played just 2:41. #celtics

Sean Grande

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

Jared Weiss

Zeller asleep at the wheel on that alley-oop

Abby Chin

Gi-Gi chants breakout here! Datome looking to make an impact. #CelticsTalk

Jessica Camerato

Another 30-point playoff game for LeBron James.

Adam Himmelsbach

Gigi Datome getting feisty with Tristan Thompson, taking the ball from him after the whistle. Evan Turner pats his head, crowd loves it.

Brian Robb

Gigi won't be pushed around!

Jay King

Gigi getting feisty now.