Cavs Fall Just Short of Comeback, Lose to Celtics

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CLEVELAND— Another furious comeback from the Cavs. But this time, the ball didn’t bounce the right way and the Boston Celtics left Quicken Loans Arena with a 93–90 victory on an unseasonably warm winter night in Cleveland.

Kyrie Irving was behind the comeback once again. He scored 21 points while Anderson Varejao was all over the floor.

He fired home 20 points and also ripped down 20 rebounds in the losing cause.

Cleveland trailed by 22 points with just under three minutes left in the third quarter, but chipped away.

A 32 point fourth quarter helped the Wine and Gold almost come all the way back.

With 1:18 left, Irving dribbled to the basket and made what seemed like another impossible shot to get the Cavs within two points, 89–87.

However, the Celtics’ ageless one, Kevin Garnett, countered and the Cavs could not close it all the way in the final minute.

While the Cavs did manage to hold down Boston in the final stanza, allowing just 17 points, its very likely coach Byron Scott will blister the ears of the players for how they allowed Boston to shoot 50 percent for the whole game.

93–90 the final from Cleveland.