The Cleveland Cavaliers won 112-99 against the Boston Celtics at home to take Game 4 in the series. The Cavaliers had some trouble in the first half, but they managed to overcome a deficit and take the victory behind a great performance by Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. They will have a chance to close out the series on Thursday night at the TD Garden.

Irving had a career night

The Boston Celtics opened the game strong, as they led 29-19 after the first quarter.

They saved their lead in the second quarter and went to the break with a ten point advantage. The Cavaliers made a run in the second half, as they outscored the Celtics 40-23 in the third quarter. The home team won the second half 65-44.

Kyrie Irving had a career playoff high 42 points, while shooting an efficient 15 of 22 from the field, 4 of 7 from the outside, and 8 of 9 from the free throw line.

LeBron James added 34 points, five rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes on the floor, while shooting 15 of 27 from the field. James had some foul trouble in the first half, as he committed his fourth personal foul with 6:46 left in the second quarter, but he didn't commit a single foul in the second half. Kevin Love posted a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds, as he shot 6 of 13 from the field and 3 of 5 from the outside.

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Love also had five assists and two blocks in 41 minutes of play.

The Cleveland bench didn't have much influence on this game, as they combined for just four field goal attempts and seven points.

Bradley led the Celtics

Isaiah Thomas missed a second straight game for the Celtics with an injury. Once again, Marcus Smart started the game, but he wasn't efficient on the offensive end, as he made just one of his nine field goal attempts.

Avery Bradley had 19 points, five rebounds and three assists, while shooting 7 of 19 from the field, including 1 of 7 from the three point line. Jae Crowder added 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists, as he hit six of his 12 shot attempts in 40 minutes of play. Al Horford finished the game with 16 points and seven assists, while Kelly Olynyk added 15 points and five rebounds for the visitors.

The Celtics had some significant issues defending LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in the second half, as they combined for 76 points in the game. Cleveland's big duo outscored the entire Boston team in the second half.

The next game is on the schedule for Thursday at 8:30 pm, as the series will move back to Boston.

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