11:32 PM EDT, Thu May 25, 2017

Series Summary

1-2
Wed 5/17 104 vs 117
Fri 5/19 86 vs 130
Sun 5/21 111 @ 108
Thu 5/25 8:30 pm ET
Sat 5/27 8:30 pm ET
Mon 5/29 8:30 pm ET
CSN New England May 21, 2017

LeBron: 'We hate that Isaiah got hurt'

LeBron James takes no joy in seeing his road back to the NBA Finals get even easier. The Cavs were going to beat the Celtics whether or
Akron Beacon Journal May 21, 2017

Absence of Isaiah Thomas won't affect Cavaliers, LeBron James says

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said star point guard Isaiah Thomas wanted to return to Friday night’s Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals despite a nagging right hip injury, but the team decided to shut down Thomas for the rest of the playoffs on Saturday. Celtics president Danny Ainge told ESPN.com that the team should know this week if Thomas will need surgery. Thomas was hurt in a March 15 game against Minnesota and reaggravated it in Game 6 of the conference semifinals against the Washington Wizards, according to ESPN.com On Friday, Thomas scored only two points in 18...
Boston Herald May 21, 2017
Celtics stagger on without Thomas; guard may need surgery

Celtics stagger on without Thomas; guard may need surgery

CLEVELAND — With his Boston teammates clawing to stay in the NBA playoffs, Isaiah Thomas cant do anything to help.Thomas, who turned to basketball for comfort after his sisters recent death, has been ruled out for the rest of the postseason with a hip injury. The loss of their best player and leader has made things dire for the Celtics. They are down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals to LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers.Coach Brad Stevens said at Sundays shootaround before Game 3 that Thomas might need surgery. The star guard did not travel with the team so he could see...
Fear The Sword May 21, 2017
How to watch Cavs-Celtics Game 3

How to watch Cavs-Celtics Game 3

The series heads to the The Land with Boston on the ropes down their best player. The Cleveland Cavaliers, up 2-0 on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, are back home at Quicken Loans Arena Sunday. The last time the Cavs played a home game? That was way back on May 3, a full 18 days ago. In that time, the Cavs have played a whopping four games. Expect a loud Q crowd Sunday. Game 3 should be more of the same for Cleveland. The Cavs have been dominant for almost every minute of the Eastern Conference Finals and it would be shocking to see that change Sunday. This feels even...
Fear The Sword May 21, 2017
What Isaiah Thomas being out will mean for the Celtics

What Isaiah Thomas being out will mean for the Celtics

With the Eastern Conference Finals already out of hand, the Celtics learn they will be without their best player the rest of the way. Isaiah Thomas never returned to the court after halftime of last night’s Game 2 drubbing at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thomas initially injured his hip back on March 15th and resulted in him sitting out two games. It is now being reported that he re-aggravated the injury in Game 6 of their second round match-up against the Washington Wizards. During the second quarter of Game 2 against the Cavs, Thomas became visibly hobbled, which we now have...
Bullets Forever May 21, 2017
Richard Jefferson denies that the Cavaliers are afraid of the Wizards

Richard Jefferson denies that the Cavaliers are afraid of the Wizards

Last week, Bradley Beal said in an interview on CSN Mid Atlantic that the Cavaliers wanted to avoid the Wizards in the second round of the playoffs and insinuated that they “tanked” the second half of the season to avoid such a matchup. The thing is that the Wizards are at home, while the Cavaliers are in the Eastern Conference Finals. After the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 130-86 on Friday in Game 2, Cleveland veteran swingman Richard Jefferson was asked about Beal’s remarks. Here’s his response, from James Herbert of CBS Sports: "It seems like the teams that are at home now...
CelticsBlog May 21, 2017
Stay on the offensive: Celtics need to attack Cavaliers’ defense

Stay on the offensive: Celtics need to attack Cavaliers’ defense

Without Isaiah Thomas, Boston’s young core of Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, and Terry Rozier must remain aggressive. Game 2 was a blood bath. The autopsy on the box score was what you would have expected in a 44-point blowout. The Celtics turned the ball over 21 times. Cleveland made nearly half of their 39 three pointers. The Cavaliers’ starters combined for a +165. Dig even deeper and it gets uglier. Boston shot an abysmal 28.9% on uncontested shots (11-for-39) and just 8 of 27 from behind the arc. They settled for an inordinate amount of long-2’s, making just 6 of 25 between...
Plain Dealer May 21, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics 2017 NBA Playoffs guide: What to know entering Game 3

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is done for the playoffs. Does the same go for Boston, which has been flattened by the Cavaliers through two games?
Plain Dealer May 21, 2017
Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Eastern Conference finals Game 3 preview

Celtics vs. Cavaliers, Eastern Conference finals Game 3 preview

The Cavaliers (10-0) will host the Boston Celtics (8-7) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at 8:30 p.m. Sunday (TNT).
Land of 10 May 21, 2017
2017 NBA Playoffs: Scores, live updates, schedule, results for Cavaliers-Celtics game Sunday (05/21/17)

2017 NBA Playoffs: Scores, live updates, schedule, results for Cavaliers-Celtics game Sunday (05/21/17)

The 2017 NBA Playoffs continue Sunday, May 21. The Cleveland Cavaliers play at home against the Boston Celtics at 8:30 p.m. ET on TNT in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers have a 2-0 series lead. In the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors lead the San Antonio Spurs, 3-0. Game […] The post 2017 NBA Playoffs: Scores, live updates, schedule, results for Cavaliers-Celtics game Sunday (05/21/17) appeared first on Land of 10.
Fear The Sword May 21, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 3 preview

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 3 preview

The Cavs come home up 2-0, looking to keep their foot on the throats of the Celtics This is one of the more difficult playoff pregame previews I’ve ever had to write. It’s not often that you see dominance to this degree from a team in the playoffs and even rarer to see it this late in the playoffs. The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing incredible basketball right now and are coming off a 130-86 road win. Now, the series shifts back to Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavs look to clinch a playoff series win at home for the first time since the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals. There isn’t...
Sun Herald May 21, 2017

Celtics' Avery Bradley makes 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds to defeat Cavs in Game 3

Football stars and Hollywood stars came to Cleveland on Sunday night to watch the Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. So did NBA Hall of Famers Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley and Reggie …
Inquisitr May 21, 2017
Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Out For The Remainder Of The Playoffs Due To Injury

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas Out For The Remainder Of The Playoffs Due To Injury

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas is expected to miss the remainder of the 2017 NBA playoffs due to his injury. The 5 feet 9 inches ball handler hurt his hip in the first half of yesterday’s Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to team officials, Thomas’ injury is diagnosed as a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear. He first got injured during a March 15 game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which forced him to be sidelined for the next two contests almost a month after the 2017...
Los Angeles Daily News May 21, 2017
Celtics stun, LeBron, Cavaliers in Game 3 victory

Celtics stun, LeBron, Cavaliers in Game 3 victory

Avery Bradley's 3-pointer danced around the rim and dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 to end the champions' 13-game postseason winning streak.
Inquisitr May 21, 2017
Can The Boston Celtics Win A Game In Cleveland? [Opinion]

Can The Boston Celtics Win A Game In Cleveland? [Opinion]

The Boston Celtics dropped the first two games at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now their only hope to stay alive is to win a game in Cleveland. The Celtics and Cavaliers met four times during the regular season and Cleveland came away with three of the four wins. The sole win for the Celtics was a home game, so these stats already aren’t boding well for them. Not to mention, the Boston Celtics announced that Isaiah Thomas is out for the remainder of the playoffs. The Boston Celtics today announced that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of this year’s postseason following...
CSN New England May 21, 2017

Celtics-Cavs Game 3 preview: C's have a huge injury added to insult

CLEVELAND Following the total dismantling of his team in every way imaginable, Celtics coach Brad Stevens made the walk from courtside back to his
Boston Herald May 21, 2017
Bulpett: Celtics need to show something convincing

Bulpett: Celtics need to show something convincing

CLEVELAND — Isaiah Thomas is out for the remainder of the playoffs, but when you consider the way the Celtics have been playing, said remainder won’t be changing. Two more games and a cloud of Cavaliers dust will finish off this Eastern Conference finals.All bets are off now that the All-Star guard is hors de combat with a right hip impingement/tear — not that they were ever on in the first place.Thomas’ injury is but the latest brick in the indignity. What’s made the 2-0 deficit and 57-point cumulative differential harder to fathom is the way it’s all gone down.The Celtics have...
Boston Herald May 21, 2017
Isaiah Thomas lost to Celtics for remainder of playoffs with hip injury

Isaiah Thomas lost to Celtics for remainder of playoffs with hip injury

CLEVELAND — Isaiah Thomas, after one of the greatest scoring seasons in franchise history, not to mention a postseason marked by personal tragedy and physical strife, has been shut down for the rest of the playoffs by the Celtics two games into the Eastern Conference finals.Thomas aggravated an existing injury that team physician Dr. Brian McKeon yesterday termed a right femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) with labral tear in the right hip. Thomas experienced the FAI flare-up in the first half of Friday’s Game 2 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and it was painful and limiting enough to...
Celtics rally, stun Cavaliers in Game 3

Celtics rally, stun Cavaliers in Game 3

CLEVELAND – With or without Isaiah Thomas not, the Celtics have the kind of inner stubbornness needed to pull off what happened Sunday night.Avery Bradley’s open 3-pointer with one-tenth of a second left in the game broke a 108-108 tie for the most improbable result of the postseason — a 111-108 win over Cleveland in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Bradley's trey bounced four times off the rim before rattling through.

Game Photos

  • Citizen/King: LeBron James wins NBA citizenship award The Associated Press
  • Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0 The Associated Press
  • Celtics' Thomas sits out 2nd half with right hip strain The Associated Press
  • LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2 The Associated Press

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