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Open thread game six: Cleveland Cavaliers versus Boston Celtics

Open thread game six: Cleveland Cavaliers versus Boston Celtics

Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. "You've got to be ready to play now". In 2012, he faced a Game 6 elimination in Boston and scored 45 points with 15 rebounds and five rebounds as Miami won. It's just guys trying to be stronger and bigger than me, so they're just trying to be more physical. James, however, insists his mind is very much on the present - not free agency, and not a Finals streak that is suddenly one defeat away from being snapped.

Boston went on a 15-3 run in the first quarter to turn a three-point deficit into a nine-point lead. He held Tristan Thompson to just one point and one assist on 31 possessions as the primary defender and Larry Nance Jr. managed just two points in 18 possessions against Baynes.

It was a historic night for the Boston rookie, as he not only slipped past Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain to become only the sixth rookie in National Basketball Association history to score 300 postseason points, but he now just needs one more 20-point game to tie Milwaukee Bucks legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's rookie record of 10 in a postseason.

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The Celtics used the energy of the crowd, and their own will not to relent even through some cold stretches shooting, to build a double-digit lead in the second quarter that was seldom threatened during their 10th straight playoff victory on the parquet.

The narrative was beat to death throughout the Celtics' Game 5 win over the Cavs, but that didn't make it less true: LeBron James looked exhausted.

Due to their perfection on the parquet in the Eastern Conference finals, they will get a chance to close out LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road Friday night.

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In a statement here, he said the one-man commission of inquiry would be headed by a retired Judge of the High Court. Protesters have alleged that the plant, set up in 1996, was polluting ground water in their area.

"Well, initially (Celtics coach Brad Stevens) has been putting Semi Ojeleye in, so that's been Kyle's matchup when he comes in the game", Lue said.

Now Stevens needs his team to show that same tenacity on the road, where Boston is just 1-6. He was proven right with Terry Rozier, Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum all thriving as first-time postseason starters. Boston dug themselves a hole they weren't able to climb out of when they were outscored by 16 points in the opening quarter of Game 4.

Technical fouls were assessed to Morris, Nance and Rozier, who shoved Nance in retaliation as the teams scuffled.

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But Morris made a long 3-pointer to stop the scoring drought, and soon hit another to cap an 8-2 run that made it a double-digit lead. "And he does a lot for his team - scores, assists, rebounds". A seven-year veteran, Morris' only other trip to the playoffs was with the Detroit Pistons in 2015, when James dispatched Detroit in a somewhat competitive sweep. We didn't do that tonight. The Celtics have yet to even lose a home playoff game this season.


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