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Celtics Can't Keep Up With Cavs

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The Celtics trailed by only eight points (80-72) heading into the fourth quarter, but the Cavaliers opened the final frame on a 9-0 run, and pushed their lead to 17 (89-72). Cleveland wins it, 104-93.

  • The Celtics didn't score in the fourth quarter until the 7:00 mark. 
  • LeBron James took just four shots and scored only six points in the first half, but exploded for 24 points in the second half. He scored 13 in the third and 11 in the fourth. 
  • The C's once again lost the battle of the boards, as Cleveland hauled in 51 rebounds to their 43. 
  • Anderson Varejao was once again a thorn in the Celtics' side. He scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds off the bench. The C's entire bench could only muster 15 points today. 
  • Kendrick Perkins struggled once again, contributing only six points and six rebounds in the losing effort. 
  • In 17 minutes Rasheed Wallace scored just five points. In eight minutes, Leon Powe scored six points. 
  • Not a horrible day from The Big Three: 18 for Pierce and Garnett and 20 for Ray. 
  • Nate Robinson was nowhere to be found today...0-3 shooting and no points. It goes without saying, but the C's need more from him. Granted, he only played eight minutes.
  • The Cavs took 48 free throws and made just 31 of them.
Tough to find a whole lotta good in this one. The C's, basically at full strength, fall once again to one of the top teams in the league. No time to dwell on the loss though, as the Detroit Pistons will be in town tomorrow night.