LeBron, Cavs try to shake 'weird' loss in Game 3 to Celtics

Bradley's shot from the left wing - off a play designed by coach Brad Stevens - bounced on the rim four times before going down. Celtics did a fantastic job in the final quarter.

"We've got guys that have chips on their shoulders", Stevens said. We know what we did wrong in Game 3. It wasn't worth four'. It was worth one.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers star scored just 11 points on 4 of 13 shooting in his team's Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics. In addition to G Marcus Smart, F Amir Johnson also rejoined the Boston lineup after being replaced by Gerald Green in Game 2. "Our love and support goes out to Isaiah". "We understand not only him but Kyrie (Irving) are going to make tough shots". First game will be played on Wednesday May 17 at 8:30 P.M. Isaiah Thomas still manages to keep fighting and playing hard. "Everybody did their part".

Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 29 points, and Kevin Love added 28 points and 10 rebounds.

With the Cleveland Cavaliers holding a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals, winning is the only thing on LBJ's mind.

After the loss in which he struggled (4-of-13 from the floor, 11 points, six rebounds and six assists), a reporter asked if James hadn't gotten into a rhythm or the Celts' defense.

The fan was escorted away as he was yelling his college stats to James. "You know him, he was yelling and (stuff) on the phone'". Watching the fourth quarter gave me hope for the spirit of competition in the National Basketball Association. The Celtics also managed to overcome a 0-2 deficit to the Bulls and outlasted Washington in a seven-game series, although he had Thomas for those games. And we need Smart to play that way all the time. Bradley said. "We never counted ourselves out". And entirely anomalously for a career 28% three-point shooter, they went in. Game 5, which once seemed like it wouldn't be necessary, is now certain to happen at TD Garden Thursday night.

Cavs F LeBron James trails Michael Jordan (5,987 points) by just 28 points for first place in National Basketball Association playoff history in scoring. He's a very good player.

James was asked how he has been able to respond to adversity with success in the past. "And it shows what we've been talking about all year, a resilient group that has a lot of fight in them". He led the way, and made sure that his team would not get embarrassed again. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762), Kobe Bryant (5,640) and Shaquille O'Neal (5,250) are third, fourth and fifth.

James said reviewing the film from Game 3 was not "tough to watch" because it was clear what changed the game in the second half.

"I think that obviously you don't want to give anybody HORSE shots". "I don't like people flopping". He's been down with everything he's been going through, and then for him not to be here, I know that hurts him even more. Two players from the last two decades that have often been discussed with James among all-time greats are Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. "Don't flop. That's my motto at least".

Thomas, of course, has been ruled out for the postseason with a hip injury. Does that mean college too?

James, the reigning NBA Finals MVP, is top 10 in several all-time playoff categories. All of this is to say that, despite James' off night, Boston came back to beat a Cavs team that was actually playing well. "They did everything together, dinners and everything.". Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's National Football League draft, and fellow rookie Jabrill Peppers took a few shots on the floor before teams came out for warmups.