Boston Celtics beat the buzzer to end Cleveland Cavaliers' winning streak


LeBron James had his worst game of the postseason with 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting, including 0-for-4 on three-pointers. The Celtics tied the game with 3:03 left in the fourth quarter at 101.

The result was a 61-point second half in which the Celtics dished out 16 of their 28 assists. Me personally, I didn't have it. The Celtics made 18 3-pointers for the game. But me personally, I didn't have it. But as for how James can get to where he needs to be, Smith says he's going to do his best. The Warriors are the third team in National Basketball Association history to win their first 11 playoff games.

Celtics: Stevens said Thomas will visit hip specialists over the next few days and may need surgery.

"I feel some adversity is all part of the postseason", James said.

Avery Bradley hit a three-pointer with one-tenths of a second left as the Boston Celtics rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-108, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. We're going to battle for the loose balls. You've got to kind of keep your head on a swivel. He has a lot of packages.

On what made the difference in Game 3: "Heart".

Klay Thompson had 17 points, and Javale McGee added 16. They're not on 'Space Jam.' Like, they lace up their shoes just like us. On defense, I thought we were much better than the score indicated. He was held scoreless in the fourth quarter. Cavaliers star forward LeBron James finished the night with 11 points on four-for-13 shooting from the field in 45 minutes of action.

Coach Brad Stevens said that Thomas has been playing with a nagging hip injury that he aggravated "pretty significantly" against Washington in Game 6 of their East semifinal matchup. "But when that happens, you've got to be able to get stops, especially being up 20 points".

It was Cleveland's first loss of the postseason, though they still lead the best-of-7 series, 2-1. He was the scoring engine in the second half, putting up 19 and inspiring his teammates with fearless play. We've just got to get back to, like I said, being physical, bringing the physicality and having a defensive mindset. They got some second-chance points. Seven of those Boston triples came by way of Marcus Smart, a sub-30 percent 3-point shooter on his career. Should Cavaliers advance, this will be the seventh season in a row that James will have played in an NBA Finals.

He also had seven assists, five rebounds and two steals.

"He's had a remarkable, remarkable year through some really hard circumstances", Stevens said. "He's competitive, spirited, but played with good poise. We wanted to show that we can play".

"I think ultimately they were terrific, we were poor", Stevens said. "Tonight we were just really positive with one another".