LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss

Queen and Donald Stephens Eastern Conference Finals Game 4

Bradley's game-winner wasn't even Stevens' only stroke of genius in Game 3; the Celtics generated a number of good shots following timeouts down the stretch.

Trailing 77-56 with 6:39 remaining in the third quarter at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena, the Celtics engineered a most stunning comeback, the second that National Basketball Association fans have witnessed in as many Sundays in May.

Marcus Smart was phenomenal all night.

The Celtics, who were blown out by 44 points at home in Game 2, won despite being without star guard Isaiah Thomas.

The first half of the game was more of the same as the Cavaliers and Kevin Love seemed to be hitting every three-pointer. "But we definitely understand that this (Boston) team is not going to quit, they're going to fight, they're going to compete". He scored just three points in the second half with none coming in the final 16:31 of the contest. "Everybody did their part".

Curry scored 36 points and Durant weighed in with 29 as the Warriors powered to a 129-115 win to complete a 4-0 victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals series.

It took a superhuman effort from the Celtics to beat the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

"I had a tough game, period", he said.

It's poor communication on their behalf to not know how they're going to defend the action, but the way in which the Celtics are set up puts a lot of pressure on them to cover shooters and prevent layups. "But all we can do is play hard for him".

James Jones, James' longtime teammate in both Miami and Cleveland said the timing of the finalists being released was a rather transparent attempt by the league to drum-up interest in its first televised awards show.

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With 10.7 seconds left and the shot clock off, Jonas Jerebko inbounded the ball to Marcus Smart at center court.

After a timeout, the Celtics perfectly executed a play drawn up by Stevens and worked the ball to Bradley, who was open and then calmly knocked down a shot that goes straight into Celtics lore.

What's at stake for the Cavs is a third consecutive trip to the Finals, where the Golden State Warriors are already waiting.

The loss dropped the Cavs to 10-1 this post-season, and also snapped a 13-game winning streak in the playoffs.

"He's got to be aggressive, get downhill, play like he's been playing, play confident", Smith said.

The Cavs have proven that they play their best when they face criticism and doubt from the basketball world. "So we've got to be a lot better, for sure".

They earned their way back into the series.

Thomas was scheduled to see a hip specialist in NY on Monday, the first step in determining a rehabilitation plan that could include offseason surgery. The Warriors await a possible third straight championship matchup with Cleveland, which leads Boston 2-1 in the East finals. He played like a man on a mission, not backing down from any shot nor any challenge on the defensive end."We called him on FaceTime, so he got to celebrate with us a little bit", Bradley said.

Stevens said Thomas was "really down" Saturday and several of the Celtics said they've been staying in touch by texts.

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