James pours in 44 points as Cavs draw level with Celtics

22 May, 2018, 09:25 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Marcus Morris on chance to go against Le Bron James'It's a blessing

Normally, we'd assume such a headline was click bait, but the piece was written by Shea Serrano, as only the best-selling author could. The Celtics have what it takes to defeat James, but everything had to work perfectly for them. That trend has continued so far in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Serrano alternated between the East and West finals throughout the piece, before determining it was the Rockets who are "more dead" - which appeared to be the case in Game 3 Sunday night. While at first, that might not strike you as a good thing, Smith being less passive might actually lead to him shooting better.

The Cavaliers made some minor, yet key adjustments in Game 3 which played a role in their win over the Celtics. The other time? In 2016, the year they won it all.

Backup point guard Terry Rozier, who was the second-leading scorer for the Celtics during the first two rounds of the playoffs while filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving, called it a much-needed wake-up call. Check out the box score for Game 5 at Detroit.

As well as Boston played in Game 1 and Game 2, that's how poorly they played in their first road game of the series. As a team Cleveland shot an impressive 50 percent from 3-point range, dwarfing their marks from Games 1 and 2 in the series.

Moments later, James drilled a 3-pointer from the left wing to finally put away the young Celtics, who will now feel the huge pressure of trying to hold off the three-time champion.

The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics tonight in Game 4. Boston has to make adjustments, however, and figure out what the Cavaliers did differently on the defensive end in game three. James also recorded his 25th career postseason game with at least 40 points _ his sixth in this postseason.

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The Celtics will be looking for leadership and offense in Game 4. He's been in big games, in big series.

The crucial Game 5 tips off at 8:30 PM ET on Wednesday night in Boston.

"It's the best two out of three to go to the NBA Finals". Boston has never blown a 2-0 lead in 37 tries.

While he was typically wonderful on offense, handing out 12 assists including three that required multiple replays to appreciate their artistic beauty, James was a defensive force as well.

In the third game, the Celtics were outscored from the 3-point line by 11 3-pointers. The Celtics would eventually wake up on the offensive end, but it was too little, too late as LeBron had another monster performance with 44 points on 17-of-28 shooting, including the play of the game when he was on the receiving end of an unreal outlet pass by Kevin Love.

Here are the details for Monday's Game 4 between Boston and Cleveland, including the start time and online live stream info. "I think that at home, you have your home crowd behind you".

National Basketball Association history says we should be much less optimistic.

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