The Boston Celtics have been dominant at home this postseason, but not so much away from TD Garden, a fact that has been more than evident in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Monday evening the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to defeat the Boston Celtics 111-102 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio. With the victory the Cavaliers also evened up the Eastern Conference Finals at two games apiece, with each team winning their first two home games in the series.
The third round of the postseason now moves to a huge Game 5 back in Boston. Leading the way for the Cavaliers was LeBron James, as the 33-year old small forward from Akron, Ohio had a game high 44 points while pulling down five rebounds and passing out three assists for the contest.
Cleveland jumped out to a huge first quarter lead and never looked back after outscoring the Celtics 34-18 in the opening frame. Kyle Korver was strong for the Cavaliers off the bench with the former Atlanta Hawks star adding 14 points in a useful performance.
The Celtics are undefeated at home this postseason, but have only won one game away from the state of Massachusetts.
Jaylen Brown led the way for the Celtics in defeat, as the 21-year old shooting guard from Marietta, Georgia had a team high 25 points while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out two assists for the game.
Boston will fancy their chances in the series if they can win in Game 5, but by the same token the Cavaliers will expect to close out the series in Game 6 if they can snatch an upset win at the TD Garden.
The Cavaliers are 9/2 to win the NBA Championship, while the Celtics are 999/1 to take the title.
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