CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 116-86.
Boston leads the series, 2-1.
The Cavs had a great first quarter, ending it with a 32-17 lead. It’s no surprise LeBron James had 12 points and two assists. But what made the difference was the support from George Hill, who put up 11. The team was also 48 percent on field goals.
Cleveland stayed ahead of Boston in the second quarter by keeping their shooting percentage around 50 percent. They also got help with 3-pointers from Kyle Korver and J.R. Smith. Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson made their presence known with rebounds on both sides of the ball.
In the third quarter, Love had 9 points and LeBron had 8 to keep the Cavaliers on top.
Cleveland’s biggest lead of the game came in the fourth when they were up by 30. With about 4 minutes left in the game, all the starters came out and a lot of fans left.
Game 4 is set for Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena and Game 5 will be Wednesday in Boston.