Recap: Celtics fall to Cavs after a poor shooting night, 89-77

By Tyler Sullivan Follow on Twitter @TylerSully

Well, that was gross.

The Celtics fell to the LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers in one of the more frustrating losses of the season, 89-77.

The reason why the game was so frustrating was because Boston could have easily found a W. Problem was they couldn’t find the bottom of the net. The Celtics shot a season low 32.2% from the floor.

The third quarter was where Cleveland made their run. Boston couldn’t find water in the middle of the ocean hitting only 5 of their 22 shots, while Cleveland outscored the C’s 29-15.

On a night where you had LeBron James in the building, J.R. Smith vs Jae Crowder and Olynyk vs. Love, this game was a dud. Mostly because the Celtics just couldn’t get moving.

The Celtic will take their near immaculate record on second night of back-to-backs to Detroit and play the Pistons on Wednesday night.

Game Notes

  • Avery Bradley scored 15 points in the first quarter and then just two for the rest of the game. He wasn’t alone. But this does seems to happen a lot to AB and it doesn’t seem to be that his shots don’t fall, it’s that he doesn’t get the looks.
  • LeBron James had a LeBron James night scoring 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. However, he didn’t play the best defense tonight.

  • He did have this nice dunk though.

  • In terms of the Jae Crowder vs. J.R. Smith saga, we didn’t get any tension on the court and Crowder (14 points and 3 rebounds) didn’t get that apology.

  • Isaiah Thomas had a bad shooting night hitting only 3 of his 12 shots from the floor and most of them were ill advised transition 3’s. He ended his night with 12 points and 4 assists.
  • James Young again saw early and meaningful minutes in Brad Stevens’ rotation even with RJ Hunter back in the fold. He had 5 rebounds and 3 assists with zero points in 16 minutes.


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