The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Boston Celtics at the half 57-36 in Game 4 of the first round of the NBA playoffs.
The story in the first half is Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sprinting off the court holding his shoulder after a tie up with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk.
Love would leave the game with 5:22 left in the first quarter, they were up 19-10. Love would not return to the game. The Cavaliers would pick up where they left off in Love's absence, finishing the quarter shooting 58% and led 29-19 at the end of the first quarter. For the fourth straight game, the away team would jump out to a lead early, the Cavaliers would jump to a 19 point lead in the second quarter, they finished the half shooting 44% and lead the Celtics 57-36.
With under two minutes left in the half, Cavaliers forward Kendrick Perkins would get hit with a Flagrant-1 for his illegal pick on Celtics forward Jae Crowder.
Cavaliers halftime stats:
LeBron James- 13 points, 6 assist, 5 rebounds
Kyrie Irving- 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assist
Timofey Mozgov- 10 points, 4 rebounds
J.R Smith- 8 points