The Cavaliers looked like the NBA championship-caliber team they’re hyped to be Thursday night and the Celtics played, down the stretch, like a team that doesn’t deserve to play into the month of May. Boston continued its trend of allowing the Cavs to get second chance scoring opportunities as Kevin Love cashed in with a pair of late 3-pointers in a 103-95 Cleveland win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals series at TD Garden.
LeBron James was spectacular for the Cavs throughout, as he led a 12-0 Cleveland run before the half and banked in a near 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter. He finished with a game-high 31 points.
Evan Turner registered 19 points for the Celtics and Jae Crowder had 16 off the bench.
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The Cavs will look for a four-game sweep Sunday (1 p.m., ABC) at TD Garden in Game 4.