NBA PLAOYFFS -- Celtics stun Cavs with Game 3 steal, 111-108
By Andrew Schroeder
Tue, 23 May 2017
CLEVELAND -- The Boston Celtics came storming back from a 21-point third quarter deficit and stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-108, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
Avery Bradley sank a dagger 3 with 0.1 seconds left to play as the Celtics completed a rally which saw them trailing 77-56 at the 6:39 mark of the third stanza.
Suiting up in place of the injured (hip) Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart played terrific basketball with 27 points and 7 assists. Smart, known for his toughness and relentless defense, sank 7 of 10 triples as the No.1 seeded Celtics cut their series deficit to 1-2.
Bradley finished with 20 while Al Horford added 16 points and 6 rebounds while Jae Crowder added 14 and 11 boards. Jonas Jerebko chipped in 10 for the Celtics, who shot 46.2 percent from the field and 45 percent from the 3-point line.
Kevin Love led and Cavaliers with 28 points and 10. Tristan Thompson contributed 18 and 13 boards while Kyrie Irving had 29. LeBron James struggled with just 11 points and six turnovers.
Game 4 is Tuesday night (Wednesday AM) at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
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