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2015-16 Schedule
35-14, 1st in Central

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love on his health status for Saturday's game vs. NOP: "I wasn't really concerned. It was just, I was looking at the basket, going up for the rebound and I think it was (Marcus) Smart hit me on the box out and I went right to the floor. Probably for about 10 minutes, it was dead leg. I don't know what it will feel like tomorrow but I'm optimistic that it's just a thigh bruise -- nothing else."

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Celtics stun Cavs with game-winning buzzer-beater (1:46)
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Irving, Thompson have a new take on defending (0:16)
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Bradley sinks Cavs with game winner (0:44)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lots of blame to go around to explain the Cavs losing that one: J.R Smith for fouling Evan Turner; the refs for calling that questionable call on Smith; Ty Lue for subbing Timofey Mozgov in place of Tristan Thompson to rebound on the Turner FT; Mozgov failing to grab the board when Turner missed; Cavs going 21-for-35 from the FT line.

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Love leaves game with bruised thigh (0:38)

Love exits as Cavaliers lead Celtics

Cleveland lost Kevin Love to a thigh bruise late in the third quarter and the Cavs' lead is down to just two points after the Celtics opened the final frame on a 9-3 run. Follow live

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavaliers 49, Celtics 43 (half): Rough first half for All-Star Isaiah Thomas who missed six of the seven shots he put up and had three turnovers. He also tweaked his ankle late in the first quarter, but got re-taped and returned in the second. Former Cavs big man Tyler Seller scored eight points off the bench to help Boston rally back after falling behind by double digits in less than three minutes.

Halftime: Cavaliers 49, Celtics 43

Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith each poured in 11 points as Cleveland turned a strong first 12 minutes into a halftime advantage. LeBron James scored nine points but was just 3-of-8 from the floor with four turnovers. Halftime stats

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Kevin Love calls his own number (0:15)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas landed awkwardly after a layup attempt was blocked and limped to the locker room late in the first quarter in Cleveland. The team said he is getting the ankle re-taped and will return to the game.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

In 40 career regular season games against the Boston Celtics, LeBron James is averaging 29.7 pts on 49.7 pct, 6.5 reb, 6.4 ast, 1.9 stl and 1.1 blk. The only team he's averaged more pts against in his career is OKC (29.73 pts).

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Celtics (29-22) at Cavaliers (35-13)

Cleveland is trying to bounce back from a loss at Charlotte that ended a five-game winning streak. Meanwhile, a surging Boston has won 10 of its last 13 games. Follow live

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James getting in some early shooting work before the Celtics game.

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Cavs' Smith unhappy with 3-point contest snub

J.R. Smith is unhappy about being left out of the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest and hopes the league can "use better judgment" in the future when making selections.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

J.R. Smith on how he hopes the NBA chooses its 3-point field in the future after he was left out from Toronto this year: "I mean, other than stats and analytics and everything they use on everything else, I hope they just use better judgment."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on the latest Johnny Manziel controversy: "I think that's the last thing I need to be talking about, is his incidents. That doesn't make it any better. I wasn't there. I don't know what happened, so who am I to say he was right or he was wrong? I wasn't there."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Hack-a-Whomever: "I don't really see a problem with it. At the end of the day, it's a strategy of the game and whatever it takes to win. If that's a part of the game and you have a guy that is a bad free-throw shooter and you put him on the line, that's a part of strategy. That's no different from a guy that can't shoot well from the outside and you try to make him shoot bad from outside or if a guy is turnover-prone and you put pressure on him. It's all part of strategy. It's no different. Obviously, you stop the clock and slow down the game and things of that nature, but I don't think that's taking away from the game. I don't think, it hasn't done anything to our game. We haven't had enough guys that shoot really bad from the free-throw line in the history of the game for it to affect our game. our game is great and it's been growing, so I don't think anyone's going to bring up, at the end of the day, the 'Hack-A-Shaq' is the reason our game isn't good."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics swingman Jae Crowder sat out the team's morning shootaround Friday due to a sore ankle after getting rolled up on during Wednesday's win over the Pistons. Crowder is a game-time decision but told reporters in Cleveland that he expects to play against the Cavaliers.

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Windhorst's 'Hey Windy' on ESPN Cleveland

NBA analyst Brian Windhorst hosts 'Hey Windy' every week on ESPN Cleveland. This edition hits on the latest trade rumors and the Cavs' adapting to life under Tyronn Lue.

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Curry, Thompson commit to 3-point contest

The Splash Brothers will continue their All-Star Saturday rivalry, highlighting next weekend's Foot Locker Three-Point Contest in Toronto.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.311th
Rebounds Per Game44.59th
Assists Per Game22.212th
Points Allowed96.94th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-163514.714
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293
2011-122145.318

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