The Cleveland Cavaliers’ fourth straight trip to the Eastern Conference Finals had a rocky start at TD Garden in Boston Sunday.
Despite having three days to prepare for Game 1, as opposed to jumping into another series, as they did between rounds one and two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs, the Cavaliers struggled to find consistency on the offensive end of the floor and suffered a 108-83 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1.
For the first time this postseason, small forward LeBron James was not the Cavaliers’ leading scorer in the game, as center Kevin Love totaled 17 points, pulled down eight rebounds and handed out three assists in the loss.
James went five of 16 from the field, but missed all five of his three-pointers on the way to a 15-point showing against the Celtics.
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