The Boston Celtics were blown out by a Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-104, for a game-1 improved in a Eastern Conference Finals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during a TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Boston came into a discussion finals as a underdog, even yet they have a array one seed in a East. They warranted that seeding by hardly eclipsing a Cavaliers with a best unchanging deteriorate record in a Eastern Conference in 2017.
Cleveland was entrance off dual true array sweeps and had not played in a final 8 days. Yet, they showed no signs of decay in a initial quarter, as they stormed to a 30-19 lead over a Celtics, during a finish of a period.
The Celtics looked fatigued after an romantic array opposite a Washington Wizards, and it showed in a second quarter. They were drifting with flitting and slower to a round than a Cavaliers.
Boston’s scoring tack has been a 3-point shot. Reliance on three-point sharpened unsuccessful them in a initial half as they went only 2 of 16 from over a arc. The initial half finished with Cleveland holding a autocratic 61-39 lead.
Boston came out looking most crook for a third quarter. However, a Cavaliers were clever adequate to reason a 28-point lead until a final mins of a third. The Celtics went on a 15-4 run in a final 5 mins of a entertain and sealed to within 17 points. They trailed 92-75 during a finish of three.
The Celtics continued to play with improved appetite in a final quarter. The Cavaliers responded in kind. Boston could not stand a mountain to pass Cleveland, who sealed out with a win.
The Celtics were led by Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, who any scored 21 points. Star ensure Isaiah Thomas finished with 17 points and a game-high 10 assists.
Cleveland’s high scorer was All-Star brazen LeBron James, with a game-high 38 points, followed by Kevin Love, who scored 32 points.
The Cavaliers now take a 1-0 lead in a best-of-seven series. They will close horns with a Celtics again on Friday, May 19, in Boston.
Written By D.T. Osborn
Edited by Cathy Milne
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