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NBA Game Summary - Cleveland at Boston



(Saturday, December 28th)

Final Score: Boston 103, Cleveland 100

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford both had 19 points as the Boston Celtics held off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-100, on Saturday.

Avery Bradley added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics, who almost blew a 22-point lead. Brandon Bass and Courtney Lee tallied 15 and 11 points, respectively.

Kyrie Irving ended with 32 points for the Cavaliers, who fell to 2-13 on the road this season. Dion Waiters and Jarrett Jack had 17 and 14 points, respectively.

Prior to the game, Cleveland suspended center Andrew Bynum indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Bynum did not travel with the Cavaliers to Boston and has been excused from all team activities indefinitely.

The Cavaliers scored the first six points of the fourth quarter to get within 85-72.

Cleveland stayed within striking distance and Jack made consecutive 3-pointers to cut the gap to 98-94 with 2:38 to play. The visitors then got within two, 102-100, after Waiters made two free throws with 43.3 seconds left.

Waiters had a chance to tie the game with 8.9 seconds remaining, but Bass blocked his shot. After Bradley went 1-of-2 from the foul line, Cleveland failed to get a shot off in the final 1.4 seconds.

"The last couple of possessions down the floor I thought that Dion did a nice job of turning the corner, playing pick and roll with Anthony Bennett, turning the corner and getting to the rim," said Cavs coach Mike Brown. "If he had the ability to do that right away, go ahead and do that, attack the rim. He played well the last few minutes."

Boston, which held a 24-22 lead after one quarter, started the second period on a 14-4 run. Lee capped the surge with a pair of 3-pointers to make it a 38-26 contest.

The Celtics scored 35 points in the second stanza and took a 59-44 lead into the locker room.

"The ball movement in the first half was outstanding," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "And then defensively we just made it difficult enough on Waiters and Irving. And I think that's why you try to do so they don't go for 50 and beat you by themselves. But most of the time, you know, if we play like we did in the first half, we can be a pretty good basketball team."

Boston scored the first seven points of the third quarter to build a 66-44 margin. They held an 85-66 lead heading into the final frame.

Game Notes

Earl Clark had 12 points for the Cavaliers, who have lost four in a row ... Kris Humphries tallied 10 points for the Celtics, who snapped a three-game skid.

12/28 20:31:04 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
Final
UF 64
UNC 75
 
3rd
TULSA 17
ECU 21
 
Final
BOS 102
CHI 109
Final
CHA 101
GSW 106
Final
TOR 102
DAL 106
 
Final
DET 88
MIL 104
 
Final
ATL 100
NOP 91
 
Final
HOU 85
LAC 102
 
Final
OKC 105
NYK 78
 
Final
IND 98
ORL 83
 
4th
SAN 107
SAC 94
 
3rd
DEN 88
PHO 59
 
2nd
POR 30
MEM 30
 
1st
LAL 0
MIN 3
 
Final
WMICH 21
NILL 31
Final
SMU 9
HOU 35
Final
IOWA 34
NEB 37
Final
SFLA 0
UCF 16
Final
MARS 66
WKENT 67
Final
KSU 27
AKR 24
Final
BGU 24
BST 41
Final
UMASS 21
BUF 41
Final
EMICH 16
TOL 52
Final
MIZZ 21
ARK 14
Final
SALABAMA 40
NAVY 42
Final
ARZ 42
ARST 35
Final
AFA 27
COLST 24
Final
UCLA 10
STAN 31
3rd
VT 10
UVA 13
 
3rd
TULSA 17
ECU 21
 
Final
NCCU 65
EILL 40
Final
KU 82
TENN 67
Final
TEXAM 87
NO 65
 
Final
NCAT 57
RAD 65
 
Final
GEOR 58
BUT 64
Final
BRO 81
PVU 71
Final
RIU 66
SCU 44
Final
NARZ 70
SOUTH 63
Final
DART 68
MAST 67
Final
WRST 59
FIU 61
Final
XAV 73
UTEP 77
Final
OSU 73
JMU 56
Final
TXSOU 71
LAM 59
 
Final
TAMCC 75
MVSU 66
 
Final
AKAN 51
MIZST 55
Final
BUCK 80
PSU 88
 
Final
PROV 72
YALE 66
Final
UGA 62
MINN 66
Final
WISC 69
OKLA 56
Final
Terriers 70
NORST 72
 
Final
PEAY 62
STEPH 83
Final
FSU 58
CSOU 47
 
Final
VALPO 66
DRAK 46
Final
CIN 69
MTST 51
Final
SDU 75
PRIN 65
Final
WASU 76
RICE 74
Final
CSFU 64
USCU 79
Final
GT 61
RIDE 54
 
Final
TXPA 79
ALAST 91
Final
NCSU 60
BSU 54
Final
TCU 57
BRAD 49
 
Final
WAKE 65
DELST 72
 
Final
HART 83
EMERSON 50
 
Final
STJ 66
GONZ 73
 
Final
CLEM 62
HIGH 59
 
Final
SYR 72
HC 48
 
Final
MD 61
MON 56
Final
JVST 74
SAV 71
 
Final
MIAMI 87
SALA 75
Final
RUTG 68
VANDY 65
 
Final
PETE 66
TENST 58
 
Final
MARS 59
CLST 68
 
Final
JST 56
HOF 86
 
Final
INDST 62
MEM 72
 
Final
UF 64
UNC 75
 
Final
LATU 77
SAMF 64
 
Final
TULA 71
SELA 61
 
Final
NEB 75
TENNM 64
 
Final
MISS 75
CREI 68
 
Final
PORT 64
MURST 61
 
2nd
MARQ 53
MSU 65
 
2nd
ARK 67
UNT 58
 
2nd
NCOL 74
STET 55
 
2nd
IND 69
UNCG 59
 
2nd
SJST 47
WMICH 72
 
2nd
MNTST 84
TXARL 61
 
2nd
UVA 39
LAS 21
 
Half
STLU 27
MSST 37
 
2nd
COLST 43
PAC 26
 
1st
UTAH 26
NDAK 15
 
10:30pm Tonight
ILL
BAY
10:30pm Tonight
UAB
UCLA
11:30pm Tonight
WASH
LBSU
11:59pm Tonight
UCSB
MERC
Final
PHI 0
NYR 3
Final
ANA 1
CHI 4
Final
WAS 5
NYI 2
Final
PIT 2
CAR 4
Final
NJD 4
DET 5
 
Final
BUF 2
MON 1
 
Final
CLB 0
VAN 5
 
Final
BOS 2
WIN 1
 
Final
FLA 3
OTT 2
 
1st OT
STL 3
EDM 3
 
3rd
DAL 3
MIN 3