Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston

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Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Boston
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The Boston Celtics came into their road matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers just two games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. They looked at this as a chance to add a another half-game advantage over the Bucks.

Boston barely got the job done in this one.

It was an all-around weird game for the Celtics, as it seems they will be until Kevin Garnett gets back into the game. They had Jeff Green play everything from small forward to center, as Paul Pierce was knocked down to the de facto point guard at times.

Plus, I think it's fair to say that this was the only game all season long in which a person in the home crowd has cut open two of the players on the visiting team. Dr. Lars Svensson, the cardiac surgeon who performed heart surgery on both Jeff Green and Chris Wilcox, was in the crowd for this one.

Boston shot poorly, turned the ball over too much and couldn't stop Cleveland's fast-break game for two consecutive quarters.

Luckily for Boston, they had a big advantage in the first quarter, and a bigger one in the fourth to give them a chance late.

Horrible defense from the Cavs on the final play, and nerves of steel from Jeff Green ended up giving them the 93-92 win.

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