While the crowd in the Garden might've done their absolute best, energy and hustle wasn't able to overcome the pure talent of this Cleveland Cavaliers roster has. Lebron James ability and unlikeability was on full display, as the former MVP was able to net 31 tough, often killer, points, to go alongside 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and an uncountable amount of complaints after several members of the Celtics breathed on him. Kevin Love (23 points, 9 rebounds) came up with several big shots, helping supplement Kyrie Irving's sub-average night (13 points, 6 rebounds).
The Celtics, led by Evan Turner (18 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists) and Jae Crowder (16 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists) did their best to punch back at the Cavs - successfully going on several impressive crowds to ignite a very lively Celtics crowd. While Turner and Crowder were impressive, others struggled; particularly Isaiah Thomas, who was only able to score 5 points on 9 attempts.
While the outcome was unfortunate, it did feel like a great example of what this season has come to be; A not so talented team of misfits playing their hearts out, competing in a game they have no business being competitive in, in front of a vivacious crowd who was happy to see them there.
MattDotRich 4/23/2015 09:42:00 PM Tweet Edit