Celtics Try to Avoid Elimination in Boston
BOSTON (AP) — The defending NBA champion Cavaliers have a chance to wrap up their third straight Eastern Conference title with a Game 5 win tonight in Boston. But if Games 3 and 4 are any indication, the Celtics won't make it easy.
After cruising to victory in the first two games in Boston, the Cavs were humbled at home in a Game 3 loss, and in Game 4 they needed a 42-point night from Kyrie Irving to battle back from a 16-point hole.
Irving's left ankle could be a cause of concern. He rolled it late in the third quarter of Game 4 but stayed in the game.