Cavaliers change to stun Celtics

12 February 2018 12:30:37 EST

It didn't take long for LeBron James and company to jump back into the conversation in the Eastern Conference.

James sat out most of the fourth quarter, as the Cleveland Cavaliers blasted the Boston Celtics 121-99 Sunday afternoon at the TD Garden. The former Most Valuable Player from Akron, Ohio finished with a game high 24 points while grabbing eight rebounds and passing out 10 assists for a double-double for the contest.

Thursday was the first game of the new Cleveland roster, after the Cavaliers effectively redid their team before the Trade Deadline.

The visitors from Ohio are on a three game winning streak and have won six of their past ten contests.

Cleveland sits in third place in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 33-22 on the season. The Cavaliers are still six games behind the Toronto Raptors, as the team to the north currently has the best record in the Eastern Conference by half a game over the Celtics.

Kyrie Irving led the way for the Celtics in defeat, as the 25-year old point guard from Melbourne, Australia finished with 18 points while pulling down three rebounds and dishing out five assists for the game.

Cleveland will get another quick test of their new roster, as the Cavaliers will now travel to Oklahoma City to square off with Russell Westbrook and the Thunder on Tuesday in the finale of their three-game road swing.

Meanwhile the Celtics will look to get back on track, as Boston welcomes the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday evening.

The Celtics are 999/1 to win the NBA Championship and the Cavaliers are priced at 9/2.

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