It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”
Those words from Charles Dickens seem to fit perfectly to describe the Cleveland Cavaliers’ performance against the top-seeded Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena Sunday night.
Up by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, the Cavaliers managed to score just 42 after halftime in a 111-108 loss to the Celtics.
“Momentum. We didn’t continue to press the tempo,” Cavaliers small forward LeBron James said. “Marcus Smart started to hit a lot of threes. They started to get momentum, and that’s what happens — you give a team a life. They played so freely without IT, and they just made play after play after play, and we couldn’t weather the storm.”
Down by as many as 21 points after a basket from center Tristan Thompson with 6:39 to play in the third quarter, the Celtics stormed back and cut the deficit to just five, 87-82, heading into the fourth period.
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