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Boston Celtics (55-27)


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W 107-94
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L 86-116
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Cavs need James' defense versus Celtics

CLEVELAND -- LeBron James has been Mr. Everything for the Cleveland Cavaliers for much of the 2018 postseason.

Yet, coach Tyronn Lue said Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals -- won 116-86 by the Cavs -- was James' best "in a long time."

Because James really defended.

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Leaders
Points: Kyrie Irving24.4
Rebounds: Al Horford7.4
Assists: Kyrie Irving5.1
FG%: Kyrie Irving49.1%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.31
Blocks: Al Horford1.08
Defense (Rank)
Points: 100.4 (3)
Rebounds: 43.8 (20)
Assists: 21.3 (4)
FG%: 44.0% (2)
FT%: 76.3% (12)
3P%: 33.9% (1)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.0 (20)
Rebounds: 44.5 (7)
Assists: 22.5 (20)
FG%: 45.0% (21)
FT%: 77.1% (17)
3P%: 37.7% (2)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Toronto 59 23 .720 --
x-Boston 55 27 .671 4.0
x-Philadelphia 52 30 .634 7.0
New York 29 53 .354 30.0
Brooklyn 28 54 .341 31.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/7/2018 Xavier Silas 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
4/6/2018 Jonathan Gibson Signed as Free Agent
3/28/2018 Xavier Silas Signed to 10-Day Contract
2/8/2018 Greg Monroe Signed as Free Agent
2/1/2018 Jarell Eddie 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/24/2018 Kyrie Irving Knee surgery
3/12/2018 Daniel Theis Torn meniscus
10/17/2017 Gordon Hayward Fractured ankle
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