The biggest question of the night was how would LeBron James rebound from an 11-point night and being held scoreless in the final 16 minutes of Game 3. How does 34 points (15-of-27), five rebounds, and six assist sound? James would acquire his fourth personal foul early in the second quarter forcing him to the bench until the second half. He would finished with only four fouls the remainder of the game. In the fourth quarter James would score 13 of the Cavaliers’ 25 points.
It was Kyrie Irving’s night to take charge for Cleveland. Irving finished with 42 points on 15-of-22 shooting. Mid-way in the third quarter Irving came down on his ankle and appeared to be in pain for a brief moment. This did not stop him as he would score 12 points in the third quarter.
Kevin Love came up as the last of the trio to assist with 17 points and 17 rebounds. A more aggressive Cavalier team showed up in Game 4 four as they focused on attacking the paint. Cleveland outscored the Celtics 58-34 in the paint. The shooting returned back to the Cavaliers as they shot 60-percent from the field.
The Celtics started out hot and built a 16-point lead by the second quarter. Boston was led by Avery Bradley who finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Marcus Smart who hit a career high seven three’s in Game 3 only managed eight points and went 1-of-5 form the three-point line.
Game 5 is in Boston on Thursday night. Tip-off is at 8:30 on TNT.