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The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers combined for an extremely fun Game 1 in the Western Conference Finals on Monday. James Harden and the Cavaliers got started with a nice lead, but Boston quickly recovered and the game was tied going into the half. But the Celtics took over in the third and fourth quarters, ultimately grabbing a 119-106 victory and a 1-0 series lead.
It was all about Kevin Durant for Boston. He just couldn’t miss, with 37 points, 3 rebounds and an assists. Steph Curry was good, as usual, and did a great job doing a lot of cleanup work while allowing Durant to do his thing. Curry finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists.
Klay Thompson missed some shots he should have made, but still was great, especially down the stretch. He hit six threes and had 28 points.
For Cleveland, Harden led the way with 41 points, including going 5-of-9 beyond the arc. He also had 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Chris Paul was next with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists for the Cavaliers.
Game 1 was electric, and everything that we want out of playoff basketball. The Cavaliers have some answers for the Celtics, they just need to execute on them better. This should be a fun one down the stretch.
The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers will play in the most anticipated postseason matchup of the year on Monday in the Western Conference Finals. James Harden, Chris Paul, and Mike D’Antoni’s high-octane offense may be the biggest threat to the Celtics’ run for another title.
The Cavaliers won the team’s regular-season matchups, 2-1, though Cleveland’s one loss came with both Harden and Kevin Durant sidelined to injury. With every star healthy, the Cavaliers won two games by a combined nine points. This series is destined to be close if the regular season is any indication.
The Cavaliers are also surprisingly the No. 1 seed with a 65-17 record, seven games better than the Celtics.
“It’s been a while since we’ve started out a series on the road — you kind of forget that feeling,” Draymond Green said, according to ESPN. “We got a couple of swings to go in there and take one. So I’m looking forward to that for sure.”
Boston has real competition en route to the Finals. Even for this team of superstars, nothing is a given.
Game 1: Celtics 119, Cavaliers 106
Game 2: Wednesday, May 16 | Boston at Cleveland | 6 p.m. PT on TNT
Game 3: Sunday, May 20 | Cleveland at Boston | 5 p.m. PT on TNT
Game 4: Tuesday, May 22 | Cleveland at Boston | 6 p.m. PT on TNT
Game 5: Thursday, May 24 | Boston at Cleveland | 6 p.m. PT on TNT
Game 6: Saturday, May 26 | Cleveland at Boston | 6 p.m. PT on TNT
Game 7: Monday, May 28 | Boston at Cleveland | 6 p.m. PT on TNT