The Boston Celtics (14-11) got behind against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers last night and could never quite climb back out of the hole they dug for themselves. Even after taking a 50-45 lead with nine minutes remaining, the Cavaliers went on a 12-0 run and never looked back.
“At the end of the game, when you’re trying to come back, you’re trying to whittle the lead away, they can just get a matchup they like and then keep you at bay because of their talent,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
Now the Celtics must turn their attention to the Detroit Pistons (14-12) tonight. The Pistons are coming off a 105-103 win over the Clippers last night.
“I like our group,” coach Stan Van Gundy told the team’s official website. “It’s stepping up and competing hard against good teams. We’re right there.”