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Cavaliers defeat the Celtics 113-100 in Game 1

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 The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 113-100 in Game 1 of the first round of the NBA playoffs.

It was in May, 2010 when the Cleveland Cavaliers were last in the NBA playoffs. LeBron James took off to South Beach leaving Cleveland in shock and suffering from multiple losing seasons. Fast forward four years, LeBron James comes back to Cleveland to play for the Cavaliers, five years after losing to the Celtics, it only makes sense that James' first playoff game back as a Cavalier would be against the team that knocked him out of the playoffs in 2010. 

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For Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, it would be their first time in their career that they would be playing in a playoff game. 

Kyrie Irving showed no hesitation or game jitters scoring 20 points in the first half, shooting 8-of-12 from the field and 4-of-4 from 3-point land. Kyrie finished the game with 30 points, shooting 11-of-21 from the field and 5-of-9 from the 3-point arc.  

Celtics led most of the first half, Kelly Olynyk provided the Celtics with a quick start by scoring 10-points off the bench. 

During the second quarter the Cavaliers would finally click, getting a nine point lead at one point, the Cavs would lead 62-54 at halftime on a Kyrie Irving buzzer beating three-pointer. 

In the second half it was all Cavaliers, having a double digit lead for most of the half. Cavaliers had a 18-point lead at one point in the game. 

Kevin Love in his first playoff game started off slow on the offensive side of the ball but would catch steam in the second half, Love finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds.

LeBron James had 20-points, 7 assist and 6 rebounds. 

The Cavaliers shot 45% in their 113-100 victory over the Celtics. 

Cavaliers lead the series 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs, Game 2 will be played on Tuesday at 7:00 P.M. at Quicken Loans Arena. 

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