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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Celtics demolish Cavaliers to take a 3-2 series lead


In stunning fashion, Boston handed Cleveland their worst home playoff loss in their history, as six Celtic players scored in double figures, led by Ray Allen with 25 points. The "Big Three" of Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce combined for 64 points. Meantime, the Cavaliers' LeBron James had one of the worst games of his playoff career, scoring 15 points on 3 of 14 shooting. Shaquille O'Neal led the Cavs with 21 points.

The Celtics can close out the Cavs in Game 6 Thursday in Boston.

Here is the complete recap and box score from Yahoo! Sports.

4 Comments:

  • At 4:35 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    I'm not going to write off the Cavaliers yet, but I am really impressed with the Celtics and how well they are playing the Cavs.

    The Cavs were built in the off-season to specifically match up better with the Magic in the playoffs; heck, the Cavs may not even get past Boston!

    It's ironic, the Celtics are in the same position now that they were last season... a 3-2 series lead in the ECSF, only last season they were playing the Magic. The Celts never had lost the 31 previous series in their history where they had a 3-2 series lead, but the Magic made history last season and won the final two games.

    Can Boston possibly lose in such a situation two years in a row? The Cavs have their work cut out for them.

     
  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger Matt said…

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  • At 1:11 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    There are crazy views out there questioning LeBron's desire to win the championship, and connecting it to his potential departure from Cleveland. I think none of that makes sense. What makes sense to me is that LeBron's elbow may be a lot worse than they wish to disclose. The fact is, CLE is built on LeBron's strengths, and everybody else feeds off of him. When LeBron is not playing well, their guards are just average. How good is Mo Williams if he cannot do a decent job on Rondo; no disrespect meant to Rondo? The same applies to Parker or West. KG exposed Jamison's weaknesses on defense, and the fact that if you keep hm busy on defense he cannot hurt you on offense.

    Unless LeBron is really hurting, I still cannot see BOS winning this series, but if they do, Magic is going to have an easier time with BOS considering an older team coming out of a bruising series.

     
  • At 5:48 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    James has really been roasted in the media the last few days, being portrayed as a quitter and a choker. I expect him to come out with fire in Game 6 and lead the Cavs to victory.

     

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