The Cleveland Cavaliers had no chance against the Boston Celtics Sunday night as they were on the wrong side of a 141-103 blowout.
It was a long night for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they were no match for the Celtics in Boston. Fresh off back-to-back wins against the Brooklyn Nets there was hope for a game that would at least be close. What this game showed is that Brooklyn was a team dealing with a lot of roster turnover and their defense is really bad right now. What Boston showed is that they are a team that was truly ready for the Cavs.
The fact of the matter is that the game was over pretty much from the start. Boston began the game on a 11-2 run and from that point the Cavaliers were pretty much done. The Celtics lead grew to 17 points by the end of the 1st quarter and the rout was on. By halftime Cleveland found themselves down 22 points, leading to what would end up being a second half that was far from competitive.
Cleveland found themselves down 103-62 with 4:41 left to play in the 3rd quarter, their largest deficit of the game. The Cavaliers would cut the deficit down to 25 points, but that was as close as it got for the remainder of the game.
At the end of the day the Celtics are a substantially better team than the Cavaliers and this loss is not necessarily all that surprising. Cleveland is a team that can compete against some of the better teams from time to time, but they will still play games that are far from competitive. Maybe the team was feeling themselves a bit after their two straight wins over Brooklyn. Perhaps they were looking forward to Monday night’s matchup against LeBron and the Lakers. Either way this was a rough game from start to finish.