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LeBron's 17 points gives Cavaliers a 56-48 halftime lead against the Celtics

Cavaliers halftime stats (Source: Cleveland Cavaliers) Cavaliers halftime stats (Source: Cleveland Cavaliers)
 The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Boston Celtics 56-48 at halftime in Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

Unlike the first two games, the Cavaliers were the team to get off to a fast start and led most of the first quarter, ending the first with a 31-25 lead.  The Cavaliers would have the lead for most the half, but the Celtics would take a 40-38 lead with 5:56 left in the half. The first half is off to a physical start with multiple hard fouls, including two on LeBron James that were not called. 

Cavaliers stat line:

LeBron James- 17 points, 8 rebounds

Kyrie Irving- 3 points,  3 assist

Kevin Love- 12 points, 8 rebounds

Timofey Mozgov- 5 points, 5 rebounds

The Cavaliers are looking to take a 3-0 series lead. Game 4 will be played on Sunday at 1:00 P.M.

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