Cavaliers Take Out Celtics In 4

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Cleveland moves to the second round of the playoffs with a 101-93 victory. In a very physical game Cleveland survived but didn’t go unscathed losing Kevin Love in the first quarter to a shoulder injury. Also J.R. Smith got ejected in the 3rd quarter for backhand slap on Jae Crowder. Cleveland is by far a more talented team than Boston who started playing bully ball in the last two games.Love is probably is going to be down for extended period, while Smith is facing a suspension. Kendrick Perkins might also be getting suspended. That’s enough off court stuff let’s get back to what happened on the court.

The Players

Lebron James  46 minutes 27 points 10 rebounds 8 assists 3 steals

King James is difference maker even when he has a poor shooting performance. The best player on the planet has been here before.

Kyrie Irving 43 minutes 24 points 11 rebounds 3 assists

Uncle Drew is just a pure shot maker who is clutch. Irving showed in this series his first playoff experience he can handled it.

Iman Shumpert  37 minutes 15 points 10 rebounds 2 steals

When Smith got ejected Shump stepped in and did well especially on the defensive end stopping little  Isaiah Thomas.

Timofey Mozgov 27 minutes 12 points 11 rebounds 3 blocks

They got Mozgov going early in some pick and rolls. He was one of four players to grab 10+ rebounds in the game.

Cleveland has taken step one in the playoffs. They also have a degree of uncertainty with the Love and Smith issues. They will need this rest to reevaluate how they approach the 2nd round of the playoffs.

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