Irving leads way as Cavaliers take victory

Irving leads way as Cavaliers take victory

Irving played through a left ankle injury; he rolled it on Celtics guard Terry Rozier's foot in the third quarter following a bucket in transition.

LeBron James bounced back from a hard Game 3 in which he scored just 11 points - the fourth-lowest playoff total of his career - to tally 34 points, going 15-for-27 from the floor to go with six assists, five boards, a steal and a blocked shot. He reached the milestone late in the third quarter with a three-point shot.He wasn't quite so dominant during his five games with the D-League's Maine Red Claws (12.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 49.0 percent shooting), but he still flashed the sort of rebounding and playmaking that the Celtics, with their dearth of size and ball-handling, could use. Then he tied a team play-off record with his 21 points in the third quarter, set a Cavs post-season record with nine field goals and scored the final 14 points of the period.

"Coming out at half-time, I just wanted to be aggressive and lead my guys and leave it all out there on the floor", Irving said.

When the horn sounded to end the third, Cleveland's players poured off the bench to greet him. But he tightened his shoes and was able to stay in the game.

It's also why Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said that his team must keep all thoughts of being on the cusp of a return to the NBA Finals at bay for now. But Irving was polite to say some kind things, anyway.

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"We owe our fans a better performance and we know that", Bradley said after the Game 4 loss. "Crowder. So, they got a lot of tough guys that are going to compete so they're making us compete, which is good for us". "I gotta get something". It came down the final seconds, when Avery Bradley, 26, sunk the game winning 3-pointer.

Lebron is just 28 points away from passing Michael Jordan as the all-time leading scorer in postseason play.

If nothing else, Lue said their recent taste of adversity should help them remain humble heading into Game 5. She was born almost five months early. James, Irving and Kevin Love combined for 93 points, the most points the Cavs' three All-Stars have combined to score in a playoff game in their three years together. Coach Brad Stevens said no decision had been made yet on whether Thomas would undergo an operation but reiterated that the guard is out for the remainder of the playoffs. Thomas initially injured his hip in March and played the final two months of the regular season before aggravating it during the playoffs. Of the 15 points LeBron scored in the quarter, 8 came in the paint. Before the playoffs began, the Celtics were 22-5 at home since January 1. "Because I think we saw it first hand, especially in these home games".

Watch a preview of the Cavaliers-Celtics Game Five - an elimination game for Boston - courtesy of NBA TV and featuring NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas and eight-time All-Star Vince Carter, in the video below. Cavs G J.R. Smith and his wife brought home from the hospital their baby daughter Dakota, who had been in a Cleveland-area NICU since her birth in January.

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