Last night marked the fourth game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics in their playoff series. The first game would be a victory for the Cavaliers as they pull away with a 117 to 104 win. In that game, LeBron James scored thirty-eight points, pulled down nine rebounds and dished off seven assists. Jae Crowder would chalk up twenty-one points, eight rebounds and five assists. Avery Bradley would also score twenty-one points, along with four rebounds and one assists. The Cavaliers would hand the Celtics a 130-86 blowout loss in Game 2. LeBron James would finish with thirty points, four rebounds and seven assists. Jaylen Brown would settle for nineteen points, four rebounds and one assist. The Celtics would barely escape with a win in Game 3 as they defeat the Cavaliers, 111-108. Marcus Smart would put up twenty-seven points, five rebounds and seven assists. Kyrie Irving scored twenty-nine points, two rebounds and seven assists. The Boston Celtics looked to tie the series up, 2-2, as they face the defending champions in the Quicken Loans Arena.
The game would start off right for the Celtics as they shoot forty-six percent from the field as a team, limiting the Cavaliers to thirty-two percent. Jae Crowder would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself eleven points. He would collect three of those points from beyond the arc while taking the other two from the free-throw line. Kelly Olynyk would drop six points, along with four rebounds and two assists. Avery Bradley would shoot thirty-eight percent from the field as he puts up six points. On the other end of the court, LeBron James would shoot forty-three percent from the field as he collects six points along with two defensive rebounds. Kyrie Irving would only shoot twenty-five percent from the field as he earns six points while Kevin Love would knock down a three-pointer and two free-throws. Tristan Thompson would be limited to two points and three rebounds as the Celtics end the first quarter with a 29-19 lead.
The second period would be a close one as each team scores twenty-eight points total. Kyrie Irving would get hot as he drops twelve points which would include two three-pointers. Kevin Love would shoot forty percent from the field as he puts up five points, which would contain one three-pointer. He would also jump up to pull down five defensive rebounds. Iman Shumpert would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he is rewarded with five points, including one three-pointer. As for the Boston team, Bradley would chalk up seven points which would hold one three-pointer. Rookie Jaylen Brown would come off the bench to score five points while hitting one three-pointer in the process. Al Horford would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field to put up four points as the visiting team walks into halftime with a 57-47 advantage.
The Cavaliers would come back as they spark a huge 40 to 23 run in the third quarter. Irving would get extremely hot as he goes off for twenty-one points, shooting eighty-two percent from the field. He would nail two three-pointers in the process of doing so. LeBron James would put up nine points as he grabs one defensive rebound and two assists. Former Knicks player, J.R. Smith, would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself five points. As for the Celtics team, Olynyk would shoot fifty percent from the field as he earns himself five points. Bradley would score four points as he connects for a field goal and two free-throws. Horford would also connect for a field goal and a free-throw as the Cavaliers gain a 87-80 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The Ohio team would close things out in the last period as James would light the floor up with fifteen points as he shoots sixty-four percent from the field. He would hit a three-pointer as he grabs one rebound and dishes off two assists. Love would knock down a three-pointer while grabbing four rebounds for himself. On the other end of the floor, Horford would shoot seventy-five percent from the field to receive seven points as a reward. He would also knock down a three-pointer in the process of doing so. Crowder would also knock down a three-pointer but it would not be enough as the Cavaliers come back to beat the Celtics, 112 to 99, taking a 3-1 lead in the series. Kyrie Irving finished with forty-two points (his new Playoff career-high), three rebounds and four assists. Avery Bradley would finish with nineteen points, five rebounds and three assists.