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May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
MMD06. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (L) looks to shoot around Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD06. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (L) looks to shoot around Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD06. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (L) looks to shoot around Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD08. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (L) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD08. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (L) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD08. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (L) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD09. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (C) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD09. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (C) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD09. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (C) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD07. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets guard James Harden (C) takes a two point shot against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD07. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets guard James Harden (C) takes a two point shot against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD07. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets guard James Harden (C) takes a two point shot against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD01. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (C) shoots over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD01. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (C) shoots over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD01. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (C) shoots over Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD04. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (R) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (L) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD04. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (R) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (L) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD04. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (R) blocks a shot by Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute (L) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD05. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (C) shoots a two point basket over Houston Rockets guard James Harden (L) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD05. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (C) shoots a two point basket over Houston Rockets guard James Harden (L) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD05. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (C) shoots a two point basket over Houston Rockets guard James Harden (L) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD03. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni new the bench during the first half against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD03. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni new the bench during the first half against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD03. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni new the bench during the first half against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD02. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (C) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (L) and center Clint Capela (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD02. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (C) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (L) and center Clint Capela (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
MMD02. Oakland (United States), 20/05/2018.- Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (C) drives to the basket past Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (L) and center Clint Capela (R) during the first half of the NBA Western Conference Finals Playoffs basketball game three at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, USA, 20 May 2018. (Baloncesto, Estados Unidos) EFE/EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
When will Seattle get an NBA team? Will Kansas City get a team?
Could Kansas City be potential expansion city for NBA?
When will Seattle get an NBA team? Will Kansas City get a team?
When will Seattle get an NBA team? Will Kansas City get a team?
Could Kansas City be potential expansion city for NBA?
When will Seattle get an NBA team? Will Kansas City get a team?
LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers get over their early NBA Eastern Conference finals struggles against the Boston Celtics with a 116-86 victory in Game 3.
Cavs shots finally drop, as LeBron's huge performance wins game three
LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers get over their early NBA Eastern Conference finals struggles against the Boston Celtics with a 116-86 victory in Game 3.
LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers get over their early NBA Eastern Conference finals struggles against the Boston Celtics with a 116-86 victory in Game 3.
Cavs shots finally drop, as LeBron's huge performance wins game three
LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers get over their early NBA Eastern Conference finals struggles against the Boston Celtics with a 116-86 victory in Game 3.
LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers get over their early NBA Eastern Conference finals struggles against the Boston Celtics with a 116-86 victory in Game 3.
Cavs shots finally drop, as LeBron's huge performance wins game three
LeBron James helped the Cleveland Cavaliers get over their early NBA Eastern Conference finals struggles against the Boston Celtics with a 116-86 victory in Game 3.
LeBron James yet again inspired the Cleveland Cavaliers to rescue their NBA Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics.
Story of the day - LeBron inspires Cavs to keep NBA finals hopes alive
LeBron James yet again inspired the Cleveland Cavaliers to rescue their NBA Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics.
LeBron James yet again inspired the Cleveland Cavaliers to rescue their NBA Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics.
Story of the day - LeBron inspires Cavs to keep NBA finals hopes alive
LeBron James yet again inspired the Cleveland Cavaliers to rescue their NBA Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics.
LeBron James yet again inspired the Cleveland Cavaliers to rescue their NBA Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics.
Story of the day - LeBron inspires Cavs to keep NBA finals hopes alive
LeBron James yet again inspired the Cleveland Cavaliers to rescue their NBA Eastern Conference finals series against the Boston Celtics.
LeBron James made a huge block on Aron Baynes as the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
LeBron slams door on Baynes
LeBron James made a huge block on Aron Baynes as the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
LeBron James made a huge block on Aron Baynes as the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
LeBron slams door on Baynes
LeBron James made a huge block on Aron Baynes as the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
LeBron James made a huge block on Aron Baynes as the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
LeBron slams door on Baynes
LeBron James made a huge block on Aron Baynes as the Cleveland Cavaliers comfortably beat the Boston Celtics in the NBA.
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 19: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks the ball in the first half against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 19, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 19: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks the ball in the first half against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 19, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, keeps the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, keeps the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, keeps the ball from Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) walks off the court after the team's 116-86 loss in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) walks off the court after the team's 116-86 loss in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) walks off the court after the team's 116-86 loss in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith (5) leaps as he defends against Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith (5) leaps as he defends against Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith (5) leaps as he defends against Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Al Horford walks off the court at the end of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Al Horford walks off the court at the end of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Al Horford walks off the court at the end of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) and Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, left, double-team Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) and Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, left, double-team Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) and Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown, left, double-team Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart wipes his face as he sits on the bench in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart wipes his face as he sits on the bench in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart wipes his face as he sits on the bench in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket as Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill (3) defends in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket as Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill (3) defends in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket as Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill (3) defends in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
The 19-year-old guard recently won the Euroleague MVP.
NBA Draft 2018: Hawks, Kings unlikely to pick Luka Doncic, report says
The 19-year-old guard recently won the Euroleague MVP.
The Cavaliers got on the board in the Eastern Conference finals, and Tyronn Lue wants to maintain the intensity.
NBA playoffs 2018: Tyronn Lue not satisfied with just one win
The Cavaliers got on the board in the Eastern Conference finals, and Tyronn Lue wants to maintain the intensity.
Luka Doncic, the potential No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, led Real Madrid to the Euroleague championship on Sunday.
Luka Doncic Leads Real Madrid to Euroleague Title, 19-Year-Old Wins Final Four MVP
Luka Doncic, the potential No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, led Real Madrid to the Euroleague championship on Sunday.
Luka Doncic, the potential No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, led Real Madrid to the Euroleague championship on Sunday.
Luka Doncic Leads Real Madrid To Euroleague Title
Luka Doncic, the potential No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, led Real Madrid to the Euroleague championship on Sunday.
LeBron James shot 67 percent from the floor in Game 3 after going 21 of 45 from the floor in Games 1 and 2 combined.
NBA playoffs 2018: Celtics' Marcus Morris says he did a 's—' job defending LeBron James
LeBron James shot 67 percent from the floor in Game 3 after going 21 of 45 from the floor in Games 1 and 2 combined.
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 16: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 16: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets handles the ball against Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
"We've had our one, and now it's time to lock in for the rest of the series," Green said after practice Saturday.
NBA playoffs 2018: Draymond Green says Warriors play 'best when we feel threatened'
"We've had our one, and now it's time to lock in for the rest of the series," Green said after practice Saturday.
The Celtics were brought crashing back down to earth by the Cavaliers, but Terry Rozier is using that as a positive.
NBA playoffs 2018: Terry Rozier says Celtics 'needed to get our butts whooped'
The Celtics were brought crashing back down to earth by the Cavaliers, but Terry Rozier is using that as a positive.
The Cavaliers were grateful to LeBron James for a key win against the Celtics, with their star man in scintillating form.
NBA playoffs 2018: LeBron James wows with Game 3 passing
The Cavaliers were grateful to LeBron James for a key win against the Celtics, with their star man in scintillating form.
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Ante Zizic (41) looks to pass in front of Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes (46) during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Ante Zizic (41) looks to pass in front of Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes (46) during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; A general view of Quicken Loans Arena before game three of the Eastern conference finals between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; A general view of Quicken Loans Arena before game three of the Eastern conference finals between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) blocks a layup attempt by Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) in the first half of game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) blocks a layup attempt by Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) in the first half of game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) defends Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the third quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) defends Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) during the third quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) attempts a layup in front of forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) and Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) during the first half of game three of the Eastern conference finals in the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) attempts a layup in front of forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) and Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) during the first half of game three of the Eastern conference finals in the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 15, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) attempts a shot against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and guard Kyle Korver (26) during the fourth quarter of game two of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
May 15, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) attempts a shot against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and guard Kyle Korver (26) during the fourth quarter of game two of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill (3) defends Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) during the first quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard George Hill (3) defends Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) during the first quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) argues with referee Josh Tiven (58) during the second half against the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) argues with referee Josh Tiven (58) during the second half against the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket in front of Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) during the first half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket in front of Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) during the first half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Members of the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team perform during a game against the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Members of the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team perform during a game against the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) looks to pass against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) looks to pass against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket in front of Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) during the first half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives to the basket in front of Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) during the first half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue calls a play during the second half against the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue calls a play during the second half against the Boston Celtics in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. (22) during the second half in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) attempts a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the third quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) attempts a basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the third quarter in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reacts after the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers
May 19, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens reacts after the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game three of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Bill Russell, 84, announced he was back home and recovering after spending some time in hospital.
NBA great Bill Russell released from hospital
Bill Russell, 84, announced he was back home and recovering after spending some time in hospital.
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
NBA Morning Run | May 20
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
NBA Morning Run | May 20
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
NBA Morning Run | May 20
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
NBA Morning Run | May 20
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
NBA Morning Run | May 20
Matt Winer gives you the latest news from around the NBA on today's edition of the NBA Morning Run.
A huge night from Cavaliers role players helped the team dominate a must-win Game 3 against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-1.
NBA playoffs 2018: Cavaliers rain 3s on Celtics' playoff parade
A huge night from Cavaliers role players helped the team dominate a must-win Game 3 against the Celtics to bring the series to 2-1.
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 19: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball in the first half against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 19, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 19: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball in the first half against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 19, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers powered their way back into their NBA Eastern Conference Finals after thrashing the Boston Celtics 116-86 on Saturday.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: LeBron James inspires rout of Celtics as Cavaliers come roaring back in series
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers powered their way back into their NBA Eastern Conference Finals after thrashing the Boston Celtics 116-86 on Saturday.
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics' Terry Rozier in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 116-86. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) handles the ball in the first half of Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) handles the ball in the first half of Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) handles the ball in the first half of Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, top, protects the ball from Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, top, protects the ball from Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, top, protects the ball from Boston Celtics' Semi Ojeleye (37) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) battle for a rebound in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) battle for a rebound in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, and Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) battle for a rebound in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, and Tristan Thompson walk off the court after the team's 116-86 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, and Tristan Thompson walk off the court after the team's 116-86 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, center, and Tristan Thompson walk off the court after the team's 116-86 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) reacts in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) reacts in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) reacts in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) shoots over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) shoots over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love (0) shoots over Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) reacts after dunking against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) reacts after dunking against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson (13) reacts after dunking against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, and Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill, right, go for a rebound as Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, and Celtics' Terry Rozier (12) stand by in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, and Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill, right, go for a rebound as Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, and Celtics' Terry Rozier (12) stand by in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes (46), from Australia, and Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill, right, go for a rebound as Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, and Celtics' Terry Rozier (12) stand by in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill (3) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill (3) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' George Hill (3) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue calls instructions against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue calls instructions against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue calls instructions against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Aron Baynes and his Boston teammates couldn't stop Cleveland's LeBron James dominating game three
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Aron Baynes and his Boston teammates couldn't stop Cleveland's LeBron James dominating game three
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cavs bounce back to blow away Celtics
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cavs bounce back to blow away Celtics
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cavs bounce back to blow away Celtics
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cavs bounce back to blow away Celtics
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
Cavs bounce back to blow away Celtics
Cleveland have trounced Boston 116-86 to claim game three of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Boston lead the series two games to one.
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
LeBron's epic double-pump dunk
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
LeBron's epic double-pump dunk
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
LeBron's epic double-pump dunk
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
LeBron's epic double-pump dunk
James slams it home in style against Boston. Source: NBA
The Cavaliers got up early and this time held on to their lead.
NBA playoffs 2018 wrap: Cavaliers rout Celtics to cut series deficit to 2-1
The Cavaliers got up early and this time held on to their lead.
TORONTO, ON - MAY 03: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
LeBron, Cavs overpower Celtics 116-86 at home in Game 3
TORONTO, ON - MAY 03: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on in the first half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 3, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Sasha Yodashkin breaks down Yahoo's Sunday-Monday NBA DFS contest as Stephen Curry leads the Warriors against the Rockets in the Western Conference finals.
Yahoo DFS Basketball: Sunday-Monday Playoff Picks
Sasha Yodashkin breaks down Yahoo's Sunday-Monday NBA DFS contest as Stephen Curry leads the Warriors against the Rockets in the Western Conference finals.
<p>The irony of the Boston Celtics being back in Cleveland with a chance advance to the NBA Finals is not lost on the players.&#160;</p>
Celtics' trip to Cleveland for Game 3 a reminder of how far they've come

The irony of the Boston Celtics being back in Cleveland with a chance advance to the NBA Finals is not lost on the players. 

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Bill Russell looks on during the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 30, 2018 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Bill Russell looks on during the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 30, 2018 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sits on the bench during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sits on the bench during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) sits on the bench during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, talks with teammate Chris Paul (3) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4 .(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, talks with teammate Chris Paul (3) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4 .(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, talks with teammate Chris Paul (3) during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4 .(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard Nick Young defends during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard Nick Young defends during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon, left, shoots as Golden State Warriors guard Nick Young defends during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Stephen Curry vie for a rebound as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) watches during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Stephen Curry vie for a rebound as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) watches during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Stephen Curry vie for a rebound as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela (15) watches during the second half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D&#39;Antoni, right, argues with an officials call during the first half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni, right, argues with an officials call during the first half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni, right, argues with an officials call during the first half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, in Houston. The Rockets are feeling good after routing the Warriors in Game 2 to tie the Western Conference finals at 1-1. But they know they have a huge task ahead of them as they head to Oracle Arena, a place the Warriors have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight playoff games, for games 3 and 4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a call during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a call during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts to a call during the second half in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
May 15, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42), forward Jayson Tatum (0), and guard Terry Rozier (12) attempt to control a rebound away from Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the third quarter in game two of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
NBA: Playoffs-Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
May 15, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics forward Al Horford (42), forward Jayson Tatum (0), and guard Terry Rozier (12) attempt to control a rebound away from Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the third quarter in game two of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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