The Boston Celtics took game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers on their home court. The Celtics were able to overcome a 21 point deficit in the second half to steal game 3. Avery Bradley hit the game winning three with 0.01 seconds left on the clock.

The Cavaliers were 16 point favorites before the game started and yet still ended up losing. They had 21 point lead at home in front of their fans and still blew it. This has made the series more interesting but ultimately everyone still agrees that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be in the 2017 NBA Finals.

Epic Comeback

The Eastern Conference Finals was a joke until Boston somehow defeated Cleveland last night. The Cavs made the Celtics look like a junior varsity team with the 44 point blowout win in Game 2. Game 3 on the other hand was a different story. The Celtics were able to win despite being down by 21 in the 3rd quarter.

Marcus Smart, who replaced Isaiah Thomas, had 27 points on 7 of 10 shooting from 3. The Celtics came into the game down 2-0 with their best player out for the rest of the playoffs and yet they still were able to pull one out of the fire. Now everyone is looking at game 4 to see if Cleveland responds with another blow out win or if Boston can find a way to steal Game 4 and make this series go at least 6 games.

Cleveland will come out on top

Even though the series maybe 2-1 now, it’s still not out of the realm to say that Cleveland will be Eastern Conference champions. But one could say that the series definitely got a lot more interesting. The loss can have positive effects for not only Boston, but also Cleveland. The Celtics now have momentum on their side and they will use that to their advantage in game 4.

It may not result in a win but it could mean that the games moving forward could be competitive and not 30 plus point blowouts. For the Cavaliers it could be a wakeup call. LeBron James did not play well at all. He only had 11 points on 4 of 13 shooting with 6 turnovers. He did not seem engaged in the action and at times looked a little fatigued.

He is the best player in the world and he must respect the other team because their NBA players too. They are in the Conference Finals for a reason and the Cavaliers should know not to take an opponent so lightly. Despite their lackluster performance Cavaliers will come on top and fans of Cleveland will not have to worry because they will in the NBA Finals.