The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 102-99 on Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers played a really solid game, and went 38-of-83 from the field, 5-of-22 from beyond the arc, and 21-of-25 from the free throw line. This marks the first win of the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Derrick Rose impresses

Derrick Rose had a good game against the Boston Celtics. He contributed 14 points, four rebounds, and two assists in 31 minutes. He shot 35.7 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, and 75 percent from the free throw line. Derrick Rose was able to play a ton of minutes for the for the Cavs because Isaiah Thomas is still recovering from his hip injury.

Rose showed how good he still is by giving LeBron some help on the offensive end of the floor.

Kevin Love looking good at the center position

Kevin Love also played a great game for the Cavaliers. He contributed 15 points and 11 rebounds, went 4-of-9 from the field, 1-of-4 from the three-point line, and 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Kevin Love at the five position will create more problems for the Cavaliers opponents this season because of his amazing three-point range.

Jae Crowder does a bit of everything

Jae Crowder contributed from all areas of the floor against the Boston Celtics. He contributed 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. He shot 30 percent from the field, 20 percent from beyond the arc, and 100 percent from the free throw Line. It seems like the move to start Crowder at the four position and move Kevin Love to the five position was a brilliant idea for the Cavaliers.

Jae Crowder will play a pivotal role for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. His energy, defensive skill, and flexibility on the court will surely help LeBron and the Cavs make another NBA finals appearance.

LeBron James takes over with a double-double

LeBron James had an incredible game against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics. He contributed 29 points, 16 rebounds, nine assists, and two blocks in 41 minutes. He went 12-of-19 from the field, 4-of-4 from the free throw line, and 1-of-5 from the three-point line. LeBron James showed that he is still the greatest basketball player in the world and that he is still one of the most dominant athletes in the NBA at present. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking really scary, and this is without Isaiah Thomas on the floor. They still remain the clear favorites to represent the East in the NBA [VIDEO]finals for the fourth consecutive year.