J.J. Hickson scored a game-high 21 points for the Cavs, while six others reached double-digits. Rajon Rondo led the way for Boston with 17 points and nine assists. Kevin Garnett also tallied nine points, while pulling down 15 boards. Glen "Big Baby" Davis played well off the bench, scoring 14 points on 7-11 shooting from the field.
Hickson sparked the Cavs early, scoring ten of his team's first 14 points. He displayed an impressive array of shots throughout the game, converting on jumpers, drives, hooks, and free throws. Cleveland fans have a lot to be excited about based on his play. The Celtics were able to take a 23-21 lead into the second quarter.
The battle continued into the second quarter. Cavs guard Ramon Sessions scored eight points in the frame, filling in for an injured Mo Williams. Boston played it's trademark team basketball and closed the half on a 5-0 run. The Celtics led 47-46 at the break. KG and Big Baby combined for 17 points in the first 24 minutes of regulation.
After a Pierce miss, Davis was called for a foul on a blatant flop by Anderson Varejao. The Brazilian Baby hit both his foul shots to re-extend the Cleveland lead to five. The Cavs held on and came away with a 95-87 victory. Pierce, Allen, and KG scored a whole three points in the final twelve minutes.
Boston plays its next game back in Boston against the Knicks at 7:30 PM. Stephen Bailey 10/27/2010 09:59:00 PM Tweet Edit