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CLEVELAND– The Cavaliers beat the Celtics, 112-99, in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Cleveland Tuesday night.

Cleveland started out sloppy in the first quarter. That partnered with Boston’s 11-0 run, gave the Celtics the lead. At the end of one, Boston was up 10.

After two quarters, the Cavs still trailed by 10. Kyrie Irving had 18 points and Kevin Love had 10. LeBron James, with four first-half fouls, didn’t play much of the second quarter.

The Cavaliers defense picked up to start the second half and so did Irving. He had 39 to end the third.

The Cavs are ahead in the series, 3-1. James had just 3 points in the second half and 11 points total in Boston’s win Sunday night.

Game 5 is Thursday in Boston. If necessary, Game 6 will be back in Cleveland.

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