Celtics vs. Cavaliers: Game 3 Live Score, Highlights and Analysis for 2017 NBA Playoffs
Boston CelticsvsCleveland Cavaliers
The Boston Celtics rallied from 21 points down to stun the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-108, at Quicken Loans Arena in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Celtics were without Isaiah Thomas, but Avery Bradley hit a three-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to secure the win. Marcus Smart led the way with 27 points. Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 28.
- May 22, 2017
Look at That Ball Hang on the Rim
What a finish.
In the Most Unorthodox Way Possible
Celtics 111, Cavaliers 108 - Final
Avery Bradley hits a three at the buzzer to win!
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- May 22, 2017
Celtics 108, Cavaliers 108 - 11 Seconds Remaining in 4th Quarter
That was good defense by the C's, but Kyrie was able to get to the rack and finish to tie this thing up.
Celtics 108, Cavaliers 106 - 30 Seconds Remaining in 4th Quarter
Jerebko buries the long two to give the C's the lead back. What a performance by the Celtics down the stretch. Wow!
Celtics 106, Cavaliers 106 - 36 Seconds Remaining in 4th Quarter
Celtics had a three-point lead, but J.R. Smith buries a three after ill-advised help by Crowder in trying to double LeBron.
What a game.
Celtics 104, Cavaliers 103 - 1:19 Remaining in 4th Quarter
Marcus Smart has been the best player on either side in this half. He has been sensational.
Cavaliers 101, Celtics 99 - 3:21 Remaining in 4th Quarter
What Is Happening?
C's have trailed by as many as 21.
Smart Making IT Proud
Celtics 95, Cavaliers 95 - 5:33 Remaining in 4th Quarter
Smart has taken over this game. He has hit seven threes and has 25 points.
"First Team All Defense"
Cavs up two with 6:42 left.
This Is Actually a Good Game
Unorthodox? Sure, but hey; it's a million times better than the garbage we saw in Games 1 and 2.
Cavaliers 89, Celtics 85 - 9:51 Remaining in 4th Quarter
Somehow, Thompson is 10-of-11 at the line.
The Cavs and C's Switched Jerseys
Cavaliers 87, Celtics 82 - End of 3rd Quarter
Folks: we have a game.
C's Giving the Cavs Taste of Own Medicine
Cavaliers 84, Celtics 75 - 1:53 Remaining in 3rd Quarter
Give the Celtics credit: they are fighting out there.
Your Obligatory LeBron Highlight
Cavaliers 80, Celtics 67 - 4:25 Remaining in 3rd Quarter
He has been the Celtics best player tonight.
Cavaliers 79, Celtics 64 - 5:07 Remaining in 3rd Quarter
The C's are actually starting to make some threes and are keeping this thing respectable. Feels like the Cavs are just messing around, though.
Cavaliers 77, Celtics 56 - 6:38 Remaining in 3rd Quarter
Cavs with a rather effortless 21-point lead right now.
Cavaliers 72, Celtics 54 - 9:12 Remaining in 3rd Quarter
Amazing what the Cavs' offense is doing with LeBron only scoring eight points thus far.
Cavaliers 68, Celtics 50 - 11:48 Remaining in 3rd Quarter
Tristan Thompson hits two free throws to start the half.
That Is Not Ideal for Boston
Cavs 14-of-22 from Long Range
LeBron is basically resting as the game is going on.
Cavaliers 66, Celtics 50 - Halftime
Love hits seven threes in the first half.
Cavs up big, as expected.
Cavaliers 66, Celtics 48 - 21 Seconds Remaining in 2nd Quarter
Cavs are having a ball out there. They are playing very loose. It's like they know this series is already over.
There's the Game Right There
There was only so long the C's were going to be able to keep this in single digits with that shooting from Cleveland.
Cavaliers 56, Celtics 40 - 2:42 Remaining in 2nd Quarter
Kevin Love is flat out having fun out there. He has now buried six three-pointers.
Sweet Move by Bradley
These Are Deep Shots Too
These aren't just behind the line.
Cavaliers 44, Celtics 33 - 6:29 Remaining in 2nd Quarter
They cooled off a bit from three and still aren't getting into the paint.
Can't Give This Man an Inch of Room
This Is Insane
Of course you take the conference finals appearance.
Cavaliers 42, Celtics 29 - 8:57 Remaining in 2nd Quarter
Cavs continue to rain threes. They are shooting 63 percent from long range.
Can't Stop Cavs from Three
It's not like the Celtics are doing a bad job defensively, either. Cavs are just making shots.
Cavs Cruising So Far
Feels like it's only a matter of time before this turns into a 20-point game.
Cavaliers 35, Celtics 24 - End of 1st Quarter
The Cavaliers hit nine three-pointers in that quarter, five coming off the red-hot right hand of Kevin Love.
Bradley Is the Go-to Guy Early
He has 10 early points. He may very well well be the go-to scorer with Thomas out.
Cavaliers 26, Celtics 19 - 2:42 Remaining in 1st Quarter
It's absolutely amazing that the C's are only down seven with that shooting by the Cavs.
Not Sure It Matters
Amir has been brutal in these playoffs.
Cavaliers 22, Celtics 15 - 4:12 Remaining in 1st Quarter
Love just kills the Celtics.
First Quarter Kevin Love Is Here
Love has already hit three triples to give the Cavs a 17-10 lead.
How many times have we seen this man erupt in first quarters?
Amir Johnson Hurt
Johnson hurt his shoulder while battling for a rebound, hence the early Zeller appearance.
The Celtics are missing wide open looks. They just can't afford to do that.
Cavs' offensive firepower is just too much.
Cavaliers 11, Celtics 7 - 7:44 Remaining in 1st Quarter
The Cavs are already cooking from three, having made three treys in the early going.
Celtics 2, Cavaliers 0 - 11:30 Remaining in 1st Quarter
Horford scores the first points and that is Boston's first lead of the series.
Smart in Place of Thomas
Not Sure How Much Fight They Have Left
Isaiah going down has likely taken all of the wind out of their sails.
- May 21, 2017
Let's Just Fast Forward to the Finals Already
We know it's inevitable. Why waste time?