Celtics fall to the Cavs 97 to 91 without Pierce and KG

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 97 to 91 tonight at the TD Garden. Both Pierce and Garnett didn’t play tonight, so the young fellas needed to step it up big. The game was tied after two quarters of play. The two stars of the first half were Tristan Thompson, who netted a double-double, and Shavlik Randolph, who scored his career high in points. The offense dried up after the half and the Cavs grabbed a double digit lead. The C’s played solid D and hit a barrage of 3 pointers to get back into it within the final minutes. The injury bug struck again with 3 minutes left on a Kyrie Irving drive, where he inadvertently elbowed Avery Bradley in the collar bone. The leader for the Cavs was Tristan Thompson, who was a beast; he dropped 29 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The leaders for the Celtics were Jeff Green, who scored 23, and Randolph who scored 16 and snagged 7 rebounds but ended up fouling out. The Celtics next game is Sunday versus the Wizards at 6 PM.

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