Monthly Archives: February 2016

Washington Wizards Crush LeBron-less Cavs 113-99

The Washington Wizards down the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-99 at home. Wizards improve to 28-30 and Cavs fall to 41-17 on the season. John Wall posted a double double with 21 points on 8 of 11 from the field, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out 13 assists. Otto Porter Jr. put in 21 points including five rebounds, three assists, and hit four three-pointers. Marcin Gortat pitched in 13 points on 6 of 8 from the field, plucked nine rebounds, and gave out three assists.

Bradley Beal added 17 points on 5 of 10 from the field and had two steals off the bench. Ramon Sessions notched 10 points on 2 of 6 from the floor and handed out three assists off the pine. Markieff Morris dropped in nine points on 4 of 8 shooting, and stripped away two steals. Wizards shot an exceptional 49.4 percent from the field. Wizards held the Cavs to only 40 percent shooting from the field.

Wizards were winning by as many as 26 points in this game, and the Wizards rested their starters in the entire fourth quarter during garbage time. Without LeBron James in this game, Wizards dominated the Cavs. Wizards just executed really well on offense and the Cavs could never slow them down. Wizards will host the Philadelphia 76ers next game on Monday.

For the Cavs, Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 28 points on 9 of 20 from the field, dished out six assists, and buried four three-pointers. Kevin Love concluded with 12 points on merely 4 of 11 from the field, and picked up five rebounds in 24 minutes. Richard Jefferson scored 10 points on 1 of 3 from the field, and gathered five rebounds. Timofey Mozgov recorded 10 points on 4 of 6 from the field, collected 10 rebounds, and blocked two shots off the bench. Iman Shumpert supplied 12 points on 4 of 12 from the field to go along with five rebounds, three assists, and three steals off the pine. Matthew Dellavedova finished with nine points on 3 of 7 from the field, and dished out four assists off the bench.

Jordan McRae made his Cavaliers day view and played well with eight points in seven minutes played. Cavaliers shot just 40 percent from the field and shot merely 31 percent on 9 of 29 from three-point range. Cavaliers did not play LeBron James in this game to rest home, and the Cavaliers really struggled without him. Cavaliers just played with no energy and they could not get stops on defense in this game. There was no sense of urgency for the Cavs, and it did not look like they were playing extra hard without LeBron. Cavaliers will need to get back on track next game at home on Monday against the Indiana Pacers. Cavs have now lost three of their last four games.

J.R. Smith said “If we’re going to play with a lack of energy, and come out and play the way we did today, we shouldn’t be who we are and be in these uniforms.”

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Toronto Raptors Squeeze Past Cleveland Cavaliers 99-97

The Cleveland Cavaliers fall short against the Toronto Raptors on the road 99-97. Raptors improve to 39-18 and Cavs fall to 41-16 on the season. Kyle Lowry had a game high 43 points on an incredible 15 of 20 from the field to go along with five rebounds, nine assists, and four steals in 43 minutes. Lowry did everything he wanted against the Cavaliers and Cavaliers had no answer for him. Jonas Valanciunas put up 11 points on 4 of 5 from the field, and grabbed nine rebounds.

Terrence Ross added 15 points on 6 of 11 from the field, and buried three triples off the bench. Bismack Biyombo managed 11 points on a perfect 5 of 5 from the field, and collected four rebounds off the pine. DeMar DeRozan only scored six points on merely 1 of 11 from the field, and pulled down six rebounds. Raptors shot a solid 50.7 percent from the field. Raptors were down by nine points under five minutes remaining in the game, and then Raptors went on a 9-0 run to make it a tie game. The Raptors crowd started to get really into it, and the Raptors started to show a lot more energy and confidence at the end of the game.

Raptors out-scored the Cavs bench 37 to 23. This was a big win for the Raptors at home against the best team in the Eastern Conference in the Cleveland Cavaliers. This game was tied 97-97 and Lowry made a big shot with three seconds left in the game to give the Raptors a 99-97 lead. Cavaliers had a chance to tie or win the game when they inbounded the ball with three seconds left, and LeBron attempted a three point shot for the win at the buzzer but LeBron’s three point shot was an air ball.

For the Cavs, LeBron James led the way with 25 points on 9 of 18 from the field, gathered eight rebounds, and dished out seven assists. Kevin Love totaled 20 points on just 5 of 15 from the floor including nine rebounds, and five assists. J.R. Smith logged 13 points on 5 of 8 from the field, and drained three from outside the arc. Matthew Dellavedova contributed eight points on 3 of 5 from the field, and gave out three assists off the bench. Kyrie Irving was quiet in this game with 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting in 31 minutes. Richard Jefferson dropped in six points on a perfect 2 of 2 from the field in eight minutes off the pine.

Tristan Thompson racked up six points on 3 of 6 from the field, and caught 10 rebounds. Cavaliers shot a respectable 47.3 percent from the field, and shot 50 percent on 12 of 24 from three-point distance. Cavaliers moved the ball well for most of the game, but they got out-scored 31 to 20 in the fourth quarter, and they did not execute well down the stretch. Cavaliers did not sustain their lead well, and they let Raptors go on a big scoring run multiple times in this game. Cavaliers did not get stops when they needed to in the fourth quarter, and they started to lose momentum.

Cavaliers could not stop Kyle Lowry and he started to take over this game which was what really led to the Raptors winning this game. This was a really tough lost for the Cavs, and they had this game under control, but they fell apart in the last few minutes of the game. Cavs will look to bounce back next game on the road on Sunday against the Washington Wizards.

LeBron James said “It’s mental mistake after mental mistake, and those hurt more than anything when you can play better mentally. People get so caught up in the physical side of the game. We lack mental (strength) right now, and we’ve got to continue to get better with it.”

Cleveland Cavaliers Rebound Against Charlotte Hornets 114-103

The Cleveland Cavaliers thump the Charlotte Hornets at home 114-103. Cavs improve to 41-15 and Hornets fall to 29-27 on the season. LeBron James scored 23 points on an efficient 8 of 13 from the field to go along with seven rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in 30 minutes. Kyrie Irving put in 23 points on 10 of 17 from the field, grabbed six rebounds, and dished out five assists. J.R. Smith registered 16 points on 6 of 11 from the field, plucked five rebounds, and stripped away three steals.

Newly acquired Channing Frye added 15 points on 5 of 9 from the field, picked up six rebounds, and made four three-pointers off the bench. Matthew Dellavedova dropped in 10 points on 3 of 8 from the floor, and gave out seven assists off the pine. Kevin Love recorded 11 points on 4 of 11 from the field including two rebounds, and two steals in 26 minutes. Richard Jefferson poured in seven points on 3 of 5 shooting off the bench. Timofey Mozgov racked up six points on merely 3 of 8 from the field, and snatched nine rebounds. Cavaliers shot a remarkable 49.5 percent from the field and shot 40.6 percent on 13 of 32 from three-point distance.

Cavaliers had 28 fast break points and Hornets only had seven. After Cavs having an off game against the Pistons last game, Cavs took care of business in this game and they executed on offensive very well. Cavaliers were up by as many as 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Cavs got to rest LeBron and Love more in this game. Cavaliers have have a big game coming up on Friday against the second best team in the Eastern Conference in the Toronto Raptors. Cavs have now won six of their last seven games.

LeBron James said “For the most part the one day really helped us. Kyrie made some big shots when they tried to make a run and we just went off that.”

For the Hornets, Kemba Walker had a team high 20 points on 7 of 13 from the field and handed out six assists. Rookie Frank Kaminsky III contributed 16 points on 5 of 9 from the field, and collected four rebounds off the bench. Al Jefferson notched 12 points on 5 of 9 from the floor and gathered six rebounds off the pine. Jeremy Lin dumped in 10 points on 4 of 9 from the field, and dolled four assists off the bench. Nicolas Batum posted nine points on 4 of 9 from the field, dished out six assists, and pulled down five rebounds.

Hornets scored 103 points and shot a solid 48.7 percent from the field, but they had a poor game defensively and gave up 114 points. Hornets gave up too many easy baskets in transition. Hornets had a one point lead at the end of the first quarter, but they got out-scored 40 to 28 in the second quarter and they ended up losing the game by double digits. Cavaliers snapped Hornets five game win streak. Hornets will look to bounce back next game on the road against the Indiana Pacers.

Cleveland Cavaliers Drop To Detroit Pistons 96-88

The Detroit Pistons take down the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road 96-88. Pistons improve to 28-29 and Cavs fall to 40-15 on the season. Reggie Jackson led the way for the Pistons with 23 points on 9 of 17 from the field to go along with four assists, three rebounds, and three steals. Andre Drummand posted a double double with 16 points on 4 of 8 from the field, and grabbed 15 rebounds. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope dropped in 19 points on an efficient 8 of 10 from the field, plucked four rebounds, and stripped away two steals.

Tobias Harris put in 14 points on 6 of 14 from the floor, pulled down five rebounds, and stripped away three steals. Rookie Stanley Johnson contributed 10 points on 4 of 9 from the field including four rebounds, and blocked one shot off the bench. All of the Pistons starters scored in a double figures. This was a big win on the road for the Pistons against the East leading Cleveland Cavaliers. Pistons desperately needed a win as they had lost five games in a row coming into this game, and they are in the hunt of making the playoffs. Pistons shot a respectable 46.3 percent from the field.

Pistons allowed the Cavs to only score 88 points. The Pistons played great defense against LeBron and they forced LeBron to have one of his worst performances of the season. Pistons were winning by as many as 18 points in the second half. Pistons will host the Philadelphia 76ers next game on Wednesday.

For the Cavs, Kyrie Irving had a game high 30 points on 11 of 21 from the field, handed out five assists, stripped away two steals, and sunk three triples. Kevin Love pitched in 24 points on 8 of 15 from the floor, picked up seven rebounds, and gave out three assists. 14 of Loves points came in the first quarter. LeBron James had an off night with 12 points on merely 5 of 18 from the field to go along with eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals. LeBron just looked tired in this game and he did not play with an a lot of energy.

This was a back to back game for the Cavaliers and it did seem like that affected how LeBron was playing in this game. LeBron also had six turnovers. Matthew Dellavedova added seven points n 3 of 8 from the field, dished out three assists, and had two steals off the bench. Love and Irving were combined for 54 points in this game but it was not enough for the Cavs to win this game. Cavaliers only shot 43 percent from the field, and they shot a horrid 30.8 percent on 8 of 26 from three-point range.

Cavaliers also played sloppy and had 17 turnovers. This was a disappointed loss at home for the Cavaliers, but they just did not play as well on a back to back game for the Cavaliers. Cavs had won five straight games coming in. Cavaliers started to come back later in the fourth quarter and they were down by only six points with over two minutes remaining, but Cavs didn’t get stops when they needed to and they ended up losing the game by eight points. Cavaliers will look to bounce back next game at home on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.

Cavaliers head coach Tyron Lue said about resting Lebron for this game

“I should have,” Lue said

Cleveland Cavaliers Run Past Oklahoma City Thunder 115-92

The Cleveland Cavaliers stun the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 115-92 win on the road. Cavs improve to 40-14 and Thunder fall to 40-16 on the season. Cavs are now on a five game winning streak. LeBron James put in 25 points on 11 of 22 from the field including 11 assists, seven rebounds, and stripped away three steals. Kevin Love led all scorers and chipped in a double double with 29 points on 9 of 18 from the field, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out four assists. Love played one of his best game of the season and he really stepped up after Irving left the game with an illness

Tristan Thompson put up a double double with 14 points on 4 of 6 from the floor, plucked 14 rebounds, and blocked one shot. J.R. Smith poured in 15 points on 5 of 12 from the field, collected three rebounds, and buried five three-pointers. Richard Jefferson added 15 points on 4 of 5 from the field to go along with six rebounds, and made three triples off the bench. Timofey Mozgov managed 11 points on 5 of 7 from the floor, and pulled down five rebounds off the pine. Kyrie Irving left the game in the first half with a stomach flu and did not return to the game. Irving finished with two points on merely 1 of 5 from the field in nine minutes played.

Cavaliers shot a solid 51.3 percent from the field, and shot 43.5 percent on 10 of 23 from three-point land. Cavaliers defended well against a great offensive team in the Oklahoma City Thunder as the Cavs held them to only 92 points on 41 percent shooting from the field. This was one of the biggest wins for the Cavaliers this season on the road against one of the best teams in the Western Conference. Cavaliers had a few players who were injured and did not play, but they’re were other players who really stepped up for the Cavs. The Cavs really made a statement in this game and they played with a lot of energy and they dominated the game on both ends of the floor.

The Cavaliers have played really well after the all-star break and if they keep it up, they will really be able to compete for a championship with the Warriors or the Spurs. Irving and Dellavedova were combined for only four points in this game, but the Cavs still scored 115 points, and the Cavs shot very well from the field. Meanwhile, Iman Shumpert did not play in this game with a shoulder injury, and Channing Frye also did not play as he still has not passed his physical. Cavs will play again tomorrow at home against the Detroit Pistons.

For the Thunder, Kevin Durant led the way with 26 points on 10 of 21 from the field, snatched five rebounds, blocked three shots, and drained four three-pointers. Russell Westbrook recorded a double-double with 20 points on 7 of 15 from the field, handed out 11 assists, and gathered nine rebounds. Steven Adams racked up nine points on 4 of 5 from the field to go along with nine rebounds, and two blocked shots. Serge Ibaka notched 12 points on 6 of 14 from the field, blocked two shots, and stripped away two steals. Thunder got embarrassed at home by the Cavaliers and they got blown out by 23 points.

Thunder had a poor shooting night offensively as they shot 41 percent from the field and shot an awful 22.7 percent from three-point range. Nothing was going right offensively for the Thunder. This is a bad sign for the Thunder if they want to ultimately compete in a loaded Western Conference. Thunder had a one point lead at the end of the first quarter, but they played absolutely horrible as the game went on and they ended up losing the game by 23 points. Thunder will look to bounce back next game on the road against the Dallas Mavericks.

Thunder head coach Billy Donovan said “I think the more adversity our team faces, I think the better, because I think that is the only true way to really come together, rise above it.”

Cleveland Cavaliers Blow By Chicago Bulls 106-95

The Cleveland Cavaliers beat down the Chicago Bulls at home 106-95. Cavs improve to 39-14 and Bulls fall to 27-26 on the season. LeBron James led the way for the Cavs with 25 points on 11 of 19 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds, dished out nine assists and blocked one shot. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 15 points on 5 of 10 from the field including 15 rebounds, two assists, and one block. Kyrie Irving put in 19 points on only 6 of 18 from the floor, handed out four assists, and stripped away two steals.

Tristan Thompson recorded 16 points on 8 of 10 from the field, plucked 10 rebounds, stripped away three steals, and blocked two shots. Timofey Mozgov added 11 points on 5 of 8 from the field, picked up seven rebounds, and blocked four shots off the bench. Matthew Dellavedova dropped in seven points on merely 2 of 7 from the field off the pine. Richard Jefferson contributed five points on 2 of 4 shooting off the bench. Cavaliers shot a respectable 46.2 percent from the field.

Cavaliers shot just 29.2 percent on 7 of 24 from three-point range. Cavaliers did shoot a solid 88.2 percent on 15 of 17 from the free throw line. Cavaliers held the Bulls to only 95 points on 39.8 percent shooting from the field. Cavaliers had a double digit lead for most of the second half, and the Cavaliers were able to sustain their lead. Cavaliers come out of the all star break with a good win at home.

Cavs come back with a win against the Bulls after the Cavs had lost to them two games in a row. Channing Frye who was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, and he did not dress for this game. Frye is expected to take part in practice Saturday, according to Fred McLeod of Fox Sports Ohio. Cavaliers have a big game coming up on the road on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and that is going to be a big test for the Cavs to see how they play against the more elite NBA teams. Cavs are now on a four game win streak.

LeBron James said “In the first two games we didn’t match their intensity and got beat. Today I think we answered the call.”

For the Bulls, Derrick Rose had a game high 28 points on 11 of 19 from the field, to go along with seven rebounds, and two assists. Pau Gasol put up 14 points on 6 of 13 from the floor, collected nine rebounds, and gave out four assists. Rookie Bobby Portis concluded with 13 points on 6 of 16 from the field, and gathered 10 rebounds off the bench. Tony Snell scored nine points on 4 of 9 from the field, and caught seven rebounds off the pine.

Bulls struggled offensively in this game as they shot 39.8 percent from the field. Bulls also shot horrible from the foul line as they shot 59.1 percent. Meanwhile, All-Star guard Jimmy Butler, Nikola Mirotic, and Joakim Noah did not play in this game for the Bulls because of injuries. Bulls did not play as well in this game at both ends of the floor without Butler. Bulls have now lost five straight games.

Channing Frye Traded To The Cleveland Cavaliers In Three Team Deal

Channing Frye has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team deal, according to Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio. The Cavaliers will send Anderson Varejao and a first round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers, and Jared Cunningham will be traded to the Orlando Magic. Magic will also receive a second round pick from Portland. Cavaliers will use their 10.5 million trade exception for Channing Frye. Cavs will be saving more than 10 million in payroll and taxes this season, sources confirmed to ESPN.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Varejao is expected to be waived by the Trail Blazers. Varejao was playing for the Cavaliers in his entire 12 year career and he has now ended up being traded to Portland. Channing Frye for the Cavaliers will give the Cavs another center off the bench who can shoot the three well. The 1o year veteran this season for the Magic in 44 appearances averaged 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 43.5 percent from the field, and 39.7 percent from three in 17.1 minutes per game. Frye also has shot 90.5 percent from the free-throw line this season. Cavaliers bench has been really struggling at times so far this season and with Frye the Cavs can get another guy who can score off their bench.

Cleveland Cavaliers Top Los Angeles Lakers 120-111 In Kobe’s Final Game In Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers topple the Los Angeles Lakers at home 120-111. Cavs improve to 38-14 and Lakers fall to 11-44 on the season. Kyrie Irving had a season high 35 points on 15 of 24 from the field, dished out seven assists, stripped away two steals, and sunk three triples. LeBron James posted a double double with 29 points on 12 of 22 from the field, grabbed seven rebounds, handed out 11 assists, and drained three from outside the arc. Tristan Thompson recorded a double-double with 15 points on a perfect 6 of 6 from the field, plucked 13 rebounds, gave out four assists, and blocked one shot.

Anderson Varejao added eight points on 3 of 8 from the floor, and picked up six rebounds off the bench. Timofey Mozgov poured in six points on a perfect 3 of 3 from the field, and pulled down five rebounds off the bench. Richard Jefferson dropped in six points on 2 of 3 from the field off the pine. Kevin Love racked up eight points on a horrid 2 of 9 from the field, pulled down six rebounds, and dished out three assists in 20 minutes. Love left the game in the second quarter after he re-injured his left shoulder. Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reported that Love said he doesn’t expect to miss any time with his shoulder contusion.

Cavaliers shot a solid 51 percent from the field, and shot 41.9 percent on 13 of 31 from three-point range. Cavaliers did shoot merely 61 percent on 11 of 18 from the foul line. Cavaliers executed really well offensively and they only had six turnovers. Cavaliers gave up 111 points to the Lakers which is too many points for the Cavaliers to give up. Tristan Thompson was the only Cavaliers player who blocked a shot in this game.

Cavaliers had a 19 point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Lakers out-scored the Cavs 37 to 27 in the fourth quarter. Cavaliers were still able to hang on winning the game by nine points. Cavaliers fans gave Kobe Bryant a round of applause after the game in his final game at Quicken Loans Arena. Meanwhile, Matthew Dellavedova was out for this game with a hamstring injury. Cavaliers after the all-star break will play against the Chicago Bulls at home next Thursday.

Kobe Bryant said “It felt great to play here so many years and get that type of reaction. It was really special.”

For the Lakers, Louis Williams had a team high 28 points on 9 of 15 from the field, gathered four rebounds, and knocked down four three-pointers. Jordan Clarkson totaled 22 points on 8 of 15 from the field including six rebounds, and seven assists. Kobe Bryant put in 17 points on 5 of 16 from the floor, collected six rebounds, and gave out three assists. D’Angelo Russell managed 15 points on 5 of 11 from the field, handed out three assists, and stripped away two steals off the bench. Brandon Bass finished with seven points on 2 of 5 from the field, snatched seven rebounds, and blocked one shot off the pine.

Lakers shot 44.2 percent from the field, and they shot an excellent 46.4 percent on 13 of 28 from three-point distance. Lakers were getting blown out for most of the second half, but they came back later in the fourth quarter and made it a single digit game. Lakers ended up losing by only nine points. Lakers just gave up way too many baskets in this game. They allowed the Cavs to score 120 points, and it’s really tough to win games giving up that many points. Lakers will host the San Antonio Spurs next Friday which will be Kobe’s last time he will play against the Spurs.

Loveless Cavaliers Demolished New Orleans Pelicans 99-84

The Cleveland Cavaliers blow out the New Orleans Pelicans at home 99-84. Cavs improve to 36-14 and Pelicans fall to 18-32 on the season. Kyrie Irving led the way with 29 points on 11 of 21 from the field including four rebounds, three assists, two steals, and nailed three triples. LeBron James put in 27 points on 11 of 20 from the field, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out eight assists. J.R. Smith supplied 20 points on 7 of 18 from the field, plucked four rebounds, handed out three assists, and made six three-pointers.

Tristan Thompson scored 0 points, but he really crashed the boards with 15 rebounds. Timofey Mozgov put up six points on 3 of 5 from the field, pulled down six rebounds, and blocked two shots. Mo Williams added seven points on 3 of 7 from the field off the bench. Anderson Varejao racked up two points on 1 of 4 from the field to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals in 27 minutes off the pine. Varejao got more playing time with Kevin Love being out with an injury, and Varejao really stepped up well and he played with a lot of energy.

Cavaliers scored 99 points and shot merely 43.3 percent from the field, but they limited the Pelicans to 84 points on 39.1 percent shooting from the field. Cavaliers shot a perfect 7 of 7 from the free-throw line. This was a big win for the Cavaliers after they had just lost two games in a row including a tough lost at home to the Boston Celtics. Cavaliers were up by only four points heading into the fourth quarter.

They played excellent defense down the stretch and they only held the Pelicans to 14 points in the entire fourth quarter which equated to the Cavs winning the game. Meanwhile, Kevin Love missed this game with a thigh injury, and Matthew Dellavedova also did not play for the Cavaliers with a hamstring injury. Cavaliers will host the Sacramento Kings next game on Moday.

LeBron James said “We know if we defend it creates so much for us offensively and we did that tonight.”

For the Pelicans, Norris Cole had a career-high 26 points on 10 of 19 from the field, and gave out five assists. Anthony Davis posted a double-double with 24 points on 11 of 20 from the field, and blocked two shots. Jrue Holiday contributed 12 points on 5 of 18 from the field, gathered five rebounds, dished out four assists, and stripped away two steals off the bench. Omer Asik dumped in six points on 3 of 4 from the field, and picked up 12 rebounds. Pelicans struggled offensively as they shot a horrid 39.1 percent from the field, and shot 21.7 percent on 5 of 23 from three-point range.

Pelicans kept this game close in the fourth quarter, but the game got away from them quickly and they ended up losing by 15 points. Pelicans bench did not play as well in this game. Meanwhile, Eric Gordan and Tyreke Evans were out for this game with injuries. Pelicans are now on a four game losing streak. Pelicans will play on the road again Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Bradley’s Game Winner Lifts Celtics Past Cavs 104-103

The Boston Celtics win in a tight finish against the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road 104-103. Celtics improve to 30-22 and Cavs fall to 35-14 on the season. LeBron James led all scorers with 30 points on 9 of 23 from the field including seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. J.R. Smith put in 20 points on 7 of 15 from the field, drained five three pointers and blocked one shot. Kyrie Irving totaled 19 points on 7 of 15 from the floor, and dished out six assists.

Kevin Love logged 10 points on 4 of 10 from the field, plucked five rebounds, and gave out two assists in 22 minutes. Love left the game in the third quarter with a thigh injury and did not return. Richard Jefferson added seven points on 3 of 6 from the field, and grabbed five rebounds off the bench. Timofey Mozgov racked up six points on 3 of 6 shooting to go along with six rebounds and three assists off the pine. Cavaliers did struggle shooting as they shot 42.5 percent from the field and shot 26.7 percent on 8 of 30 from three-point range.

Cavaliers also shot merely 60 percent on 21 of 35 from the foul line. This was a really tough lost for the Cavaliers at home. Cavs really needed to bounce back and win this game after losing on the road to the Charlotte Hornets, but they ended up losing by one point against the Celtics. The Cavaliers really had this game won. Cavaliers had a four point lead with seven seconds remaining in the game, but then Turner came back and made the lay up and the foul to make it a two point game with four seconds left.

Turner went to the line and missed the free throw, but the ball went out of bounds off of Timofey Mozgov and the Celtics got the ball back for a chance to tie or take the lead. This was a bad mistake by Mozgov as he should have boxed out better and got that rebound. Celtics inbounded with four seconds left, and then Bradley made a three from the corner at the buzzer for the win, and the Celtics won the game by one point. This was so unfortunate for the Cavs, as they should have won this game if they got the rebound off a missed free throw by Turner. Cavaliers had missed a lot of free throws, and they had players injured but they still have got to win a close game like this one at home especially after they had just lost a game on the road.

Cavaliers were down by seven points with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter. They were able to come back and the crowd starting to get really into it, but the Cavs failed to win this game. The Cavaliers had a 32-20 lead at the end of the first quarter, but they still ended up losing this game. Meanwhile, Matthew Dellavedova was out for this game with a hamstring injury. Cavaliers will look to bounce back again at home tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans.

For the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas led the way with 22 points on merely 5 of 19 from the field including four rebounds, four assists, and shot a perfect 11 of 11 from the free throw line. Avery Bradley scored 14 points on 5 of 12 from the floor, and buried four three-pointers including a game winning three at the buzzer. Jared Sullinger contributed 12 points on 5 of 11 from the field, pulled down seven rebounds, handed out three assists, and blocked three shots in 24 minutes. Evan Turner recorded a double double off the bench with 19 points on 8 of 16 from the field, grabbed 12 rebounds, and dished out six assists. Tyler Zeller managed 16 point on an efficient 8 of 10 from the field, and gathered four rebounds off the pine.

The Celtics bench out-scored the Cavs bench 47 to 21. Celtics have now won eight of their last nine games. Celtics fought hard in this game on the road against the best team in the Eastern Conference. Celtics shot 43.2 percent from the field, and Celtics shot well from the free throw line to help give them the win in this game.