Cleveland (WOIO) - If the Cavaliers had played the first three quarters like the way they played the fourth quarter on Tuesday night, they would have cruised past the Boston Celtics. Instead, they were forced to rally again, and this time the rally fell short.
Trailing by 22 late in the third, and by 18 into the fourth, the Cavaliers turned on the jets, pulling within two in the final minute, before the Celtics held on for a 93-90 win.
Anderson Varejao continued his career year with a career performance, throwing down 20 points and pulling down 20 rebounds.
Kyrie Irving, whose game-winning layup capped off Sunday's incredible comeback in Boston, led the Cavaliers with 21 points.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 20 points.