Celtics were upset with talk focusing on Isaiah Thomas

In the moments after the Celtics completed a remarkable comeback victory over the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, forward Kelly Olynyk made a decision to get Thomas on a FaceTime connection to celebrate.

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, a game I definitely watched, was one for the ages.

At first glance, the sight of Avery Bradley's 3-point attempt in the waning seconds of Game 3 doesn't come to mind as the flawless shot.

The Boston Celtics, without having its superstar guard on the court, secured an unlikely road win against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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LeBron James exchanged words with a heckling fan just before his postgame press conference following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics Sunday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue refused to point the finger of blame at LeBron James on Monday, a day after a woeful performance from the National Basketball Association star gave the Boston Celtics a postseason lifeline.

James scored just 11 points and committed six turnovers in Game 2 on Sunday night, when the Celtics overcame a 21-point deficit in the third quarter to pull off an upset the odds makers in Las Vegas said was the biggest in the National Basketball Association playoffs over the past 20 years.

Before his rough performance Sunday, James, 32, was having arguably the best postseason of his illustrious National Basketball Association career.

He had notched at least 30 points in eight straight games and nine of Cleveland's 10 outings so far, but he struggled mightily on Sunday night - finishing with 11 points on 4-for-13 shooting, including 0-of-4 from beyond the arc. Cavs G J.R. Smith and his wife brought home from the hospital their baby daughter Dakota, who had been in a Cleveland-area NICU since her birth in January. If it was going to happen, let it happen now; let us regroup.

A moment later, he added, "That's all I've got to say about my performance". However, there are still troubling signs, such as that the Cavs have been outscored by five points in first halves alone when James sits. Jae Crowder provided 14 points and led the team with rebounds at 11.

The Celtics finally were able to limit LeBron James on the defensive end as James scored just 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting.

Celtics: Thomas spoke to coach Brad Stevens and told him that he has visited one hip specialist and plans to see more before it's decided if he needs surgery. They were going through the motions and still had a big lead and then the Celtics started making shots. "We're the better team.' They just coasted and it came back to bite them". "You always come around when we lose, I swear".

At game four, the Cavs could very well "take the Celtics apart", especially considering Boston's star player is out due to an injury. The Celtics open as 15-point underdogs, with the spread set at 15.5 on Bovada. We have to have low turnovers, and we have to try to make them miss because some of those guys play a lot better at home.

  • Julie Sanders