The Cavaliers overcame a nervous start to outclass the Boston Celtics in Cleveland on Saturday.
The visitors got off to a great start and shot an impressive 60 percent from the field to lead by 18 points in the first quarter.
Lebron James’ team-mates stepped it up a gear in the second, forcing their opponents into six turnovers with shooting guard Shumpert finding his range.
Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points for Boston but it wasn’t to be as LeBron James led the winners with 28, 11 rebounds and eight assists while Kyrie Irving added 20 points.
The Cavaliers eventually prevailed 120-103, giving them a major boost ahead of their next game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Cleveland on Monday.
FINAL: The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 120-103! pic.twitter.com/G0FOTnFxo0— Cavaliers Nation (@WeAreCavsNation) March 6, 2016
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