Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss

As the Cleveland Cavaliers gear up for Game 4 in their conference finals against the Boston Celtics, there is a different atmosphere. In his first 10 playoff games -all wins - he was averaging 34.3 points and shooting 57 percent from the field, 46 percent from three-point range and averaging only 3.8 turnovers per game.

Cleveland now leads the best-of-seven series 3-1, with a chance to eliminate the Celtics in Boston on Thursday and advance to the NBA Finals where a well-rested Golden State team will be awaiting them. He did not travel with the team to Cleveland and Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that doctors might need the swelling in his hip to subside a bit more before he can get more definitive results.

"The key for us was to chip away", said Bradley of the Celtics, who made 18 three-pointers for the game. Boston F Kelly Olynyk made his first start of the postseason in place of Amir Johnson (sprained shoulder), and he scored 15 points.

LeBron James knew a loss would come sooner or later in the playoffs for the Cavaliers. Then, Irving completed a three-point play with 1:02 left in the third quarter and beat the buzzer with a deep three-pointer at the end of the period. But this to me was a flawless example [of the Cavs saying] 'We're going to win the series.

Of course, James bounced back with several spectacular second-half plays afterward.

James was eager to break down film of the game on Monday, but he was able to recall much of what Boston did right. Due to the absence of Isaiah Thomas and the fact that the first two games of the series were huge blowouts, some basketball fans may have ignored the game and spent last night doing laundry and watching old episodes of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia-I definitely did not do this; I watched the game-and they really missed out.

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The teams now travel back to Boston for game five of the series on Friday (NZ time).

According to Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue, there's a reason for this. They set an National Basketball Association playoff record by erasing that deficit in the second half on their way to a 119-114 victory. "We know that. Just expecting him to be better in game four".

The third quarter did more than give the Cavs an 87-80 lead. They scrapped. They have a scrappy team.

The Celtics had no answer to James, who amassed 22 in the first half, driving when the lanes were open and dropping jump shots when they were not.

As Lue spoke to a large group of reporters and some Cavs players got in extra shots following practice, James was noticeably absent from the floor. "We have to move the ball around and get continuous stops on the defensive end". He reportedly exchanged words with a fan on his way to the locker room after the game. When a local radio host asked him a rather innocuous question, James responded with: "You only ask questions when we lose".


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