2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
55-27, 2nd in Atlantic

RR: Woj & NBA Combine Recap

Russillo recaps the best stuff from the NBA Combine and talks about Steph Curry breaking out of his shooting slump, plus draft and trade rumors with Woj.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens won't reveal his starting lineup during his pregame media session. Pressed on issue, he jokingly adds, "We will start five people. I promise."

Rozier, Brown arrive for Game 4 (0:17)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Injured Celtics guard Shane Larkin went through an individual workout Sunday and said he was less sore than expected in the aftermath. While Brad Stevens ruled him out for Game 4, Larkin is holding out hope for a return this series. "I feel like I'm pretty close. The biggest part is just being able to protect the shoulder from another blow like that, because another blow like that means more severe injury and surgery and all that," said Larkin. "So I don't want to have that happen. But, obviously, with the opportunity that we have, I want to be a part of that and help my team in any way I can. So hopefully I'll be out there soon."

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1dChris Forsberg

Embarrassed Celts vow better effort in Game 4

Celtics players were disappointed with their effort in Game 3 against the Cavaliers but were adamant on Sunday that they expect a much better effort Monday night in Game 4.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaylen Brown: "I use [Game 3] as fuel. I thought it was embarrassing. Thought we came out, the way I played, the way I performed, how not aggressive I was in the first half, I look at that as fuel to come out in Game [4] and be excited about it and be ready to play and ready to fight."

Morris admits he did a poor job guarding LeBron (0:49)
Celtics' postseason road issues continue (0:54)
Rozier says Celtics 'needed' loss versus Cavs (0:22)
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2dChris Forsberg

Rozier: 'We needed to get our butts whooped'

After a 116-86 drubbing at the hands of the Cavaliers trimmed the Celtics' series lead to 2-1, guard Terry Rozier said he believes his team got a much-needed wake-up call. "We needed to get our butts whooped," Rozier said.

Cavaliers own Celtics from start to finish (0:55)
LeBron takes flight off Love's great pass (0:22)
Stephen A.: Cavs showed more urgency in Game 3 (2:14)
Stevens praises LeBron's passing ability (0:26)
Stevens: Celtics 'clearly not' harder playing team in Game 3 (0:43)

LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3

LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over the Boston Celtics on...

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs head into the 4th Q with all five starters in double-digits and leading 87-63. LeBron James 27 pts, 9 ast, 4 reb, 2 stl, 2 blk; Kevin Love 13 pts, 14 reb, 4 ast; George Hill 13 pts, 2 ast; JR Smith 11 pts, 5 reb; Tristan Thompson 10 pts, 7 reb. Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum both lead Boston with 13 pts apiece. The Celtics are shooting just 37.5 pct as a team.

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2dBrian Windhorst

Cavs finally unlocked, match LeBron's intensity to claim Game 3

In a make-or-miss postseason, Cleveland's shots finally went down, as LeBron James notched 12 assists and the Cavs went 17-of-34 from the 3-point line to claim their first win of the Eastern Conference finals.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James was 3-for-23 from 3 in the entirety of the Eastern Conference semifinals through Game 1 of the ECF. In his last game and a half, he's 8-for-14 from 3.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs up 32-17 after 1Q. CLE shoots 6-for-11 from 3 (54.5 pct) and puts two players in double digits with LeBron James (12 pts on 4-for-6) and George Hill (11 pts on 4-for-7). Jayson Tatum (6 pts) leads Boston.

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.020th
Rebounds Per Game44.58th
Assists Per Game22.520th
Points Allowed100.43rd

Team History