The Cleveland Cavaliers complete the sweep of the Boston Celtics with their 101-93 Game 4 win Sunday night.
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 led 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.
In the third quarter, Cavaliers guard J.R Smith would be ejected from the game after he hit Celtics forward Jae Crowder, who would not return to the game after suffering a left knee sprain.
The game has been filled with injuries. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert, Jae Crowder, Jared Sullinger all suffered an injury, all players remained in the game except Love and Crowder.
The Celtics would cut the 21-point deficit to a 9-point deficit to finish the third quarter, down 70-61. In the fourth quarter the Celtics would get within 8-points, the tale of the tape is the Celtics poor shooting, they shot 32-of-83 from the field (39%) and 3-of-23 (13%) from the 3-point arc. The Celtics had the opportunity to defeat the Cavs who shot 40% from the field, and 21% from the 3-point arc.
LeBron James led the game with 27 points. James was two assist away from completing the triple-double, had 10 rebounds and 8 assist. Kyrie Irving added 24-points and 11 rebounds.
The Cleveland Cavaliers sweep the Boston Celtics in four games, the Cavs will play the winner of the Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks series. The Bulls currently lead that series 3-1.