The win gives Cleveland a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and leaves them firmly on track for a third consecutive NBA Finals showdown against the Golden State Warriors. He scored 11 points total and just three, on 1-of-9 shooting, as the Boston went on a rampage throughout the second half.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the reigning National Basketball Association champions and, with a 21-point lead midway through the third quarter in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday night, were on the verge of winning a league-record 14th consecutive postseason game.
Cleveland, stunned by Boston in Game 3 after romping two blowout wins in the opening two games of the Eastern Conference series, looked to be heading for another shock as the Celtics dominated the first half.
"Multiple Cavs sources summed up James' night to ESPN as simply a product of his riding Kyrie Irving (who scored 17 of his 29 points in the first half) and Kevin Love (who scored 22 of his 28 in the first half) and then having difficulty turning it on late".
The loss ended the champions' 13-game post-season winning streak.
"I mean, listen, you've got to be smart about it", James said. As seen in Game 3, Boston wants to flip the script. When you're watching Michael Jordan it's nearly like a god. "That's what I always think (with) people of his stature or people like him".
But there's no denying that his accolades are putting him in the orbit of Jordan, his boyhood idol.
Cleveland Cavaliers'LeBron James (23) celebrates with J.R. Smith after defeating the Boston Celtics 112-99 in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland. "That was my mindset". After the incredible averages he has been putting in these playoffs, this game came right out of left field and seems unjustified and wholly unprecedented.
Without injured star Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs will surrender in four straight and the hubbub over James' miserable Game 4 showing guarantees he won't disappear in the series again. But he said both he and his teammates continue to be inspired by their leader. "It's our job to make sure that we defend him as best we can and just make every - take other guys out of the game".
"We're all to blame", said Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue on Monday.
"This team is a insane team". "We couldn't get stops". "As of tonight, I'll get started". Avery Bradley added in 20 points and two steals.
Like James indicated they normally do, the Celtics ran a misdirection that helped cause the confusion.
He's the best player in the game.
"He had 12 free throws or something like that?" Irving, who has a history of injuries, said he has rolled his ankle enough to know when it's serious. He showed no signs of lingering issues, though, beating several defenders off the dribble and handing out seven assists.
Cleveland also committed 16 turnovers that Boston turned into 14 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue refused to point the finger of blame at LeBron James on Monday, May 22 (Tuesday Manila time) a day after a woeful performance from the National Basketball Association star gave the BostonCeltics a postseason lifeline.
Forget playing like he had throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. The 43 points Cleveland scored in the first quarter set a team postseason record for a quarter.
The Celtics managed to stabilize the game and Bradley's jumper cut the lead to 26-19 with 2:45 left in the first quarter. Held a pregame moment of silence for the victims of the Manchester bombing. It had all the ingredients of a Cavalier win last game, and they just blinked, losing 111-108.
In 2015, a grand jury declined to criminally charge Loehmann in the Rice shooting. "We still need accountability". Garmback was suspended for 10 days for violating a tactical rule for his driving that day.
Abedi spent time in Libya before the attack and transited through Istanbul and Dusseldorf airports on his way back to Britain. She said: "The public should be clear about what this means - a threat level of severe means an attack is highly likely".
Trump asked top intelligence officials to defend him against claims that his campaign collaborated with the Russian government. Kushner is a senior adviser to the President and is influential in policy matters. "Kushner not going anywhere, I'm told".
Passengers were screened upon disembarkation and put up at hotels, and will be offered seats on alternative flights. Malaysia's deputy transport minister, Abdul Aziz bin Kaprawi, told AFP the item was not a bomb, but a " powerbank ".
James had earlier been whistled for his fourth foul with nearly seven minutes left in the first half, sending him to the bench. The Cavaliers outscored the Celtics 65-42 in the second half, thanks to Irving's playoff career high in points.
The move is an abrupt shift from past instructions that have mostly told civilians to stay in place until the fighting is over. The enclave covers mainly the Old City centre and three adjacent districts alongside the western bank of the Tigris river.
In light of that need for roster enhancement, this could have been the last parquet party for a fair number of those in uniform. The deficit reached a peak of 37 points, the second worst under Brad Stevens to the 50-point lead the Cavs reached in Game 2.
The previous year, many students and teachers said that components of the JEE (Advanced) were particularly challenging. The paper contained a mix of single choice, multiple correct choice and passage type single choice question.
There were other complications with the one-page special session agreement hurriedly drafted Monday among the state's top leaders. On Wednesday, the House approved bills for taxes, education and transportation, with senators doing the same with taxes.
Showing all of his class and experience, Oracle skipper Jimmy Spithill refused to give in and gradually clawed his way back. Crewmen on SoftBank Team Japan had to leap clear of Ainslie's port hull as it crashed onto their starboard hull.
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The 18th seed, fired a total of 20 aces, including six in the first set alone, which he raced through in 30 minutes on Tuesday. Konta, 26, is yet to win a match in the main draw at Roland Garros after three successive first-round losses.
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Cleveland Cavaliers reach the NBA Finals
He also added eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals as the Cavs romped to a 135-102 victory and a 4-1 series win. LeBron and Kyrie combined for 28 third-quarter points, with Irving going for 13 points and four assists in the frame.
Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit
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Indian army Tuesday claimed it had damaged some Pakistani army posts on LoC and described it as "punitive fire assaults". Two groups of terrorists managed to cross the LoC even during winter when the mountain passes were covered with snow.
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Wenger seeks solace in quest for seventh FA Cup
A game of football or a concert is a moment that you must live with passion and enthusiasm. "I just want to enjoy my football". He can think what he wants. "For this reason, I hope to see a great game and all my players trying to win for us", Conte said.