Cavaliers blowout Celtics and advance to Finals: 3 takeaways

Live score updates from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers

Live score updates from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers

It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the National Basketball Association playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason.

The Cleveland Cavaliers can move on to the NBA Finals with a Game 5 win Thursday, but the Boston Celtics have different plans.

Cleveland deserves plenty of credit for its performance, but the Celtics were No. 13 of 16 in postseason defensive rating entering the game, per NBA.com. Nobody talks about the record-setting regular season, or the fact that the the Warriors beat the Bulls record for most wins in a 3-season span. Athletes are on their phones all the time now, and Golden State players are inundated daily with a drumbeat of 3-1. The Celtics aren't out of the running yet, but with just one game left to win, the Cavs are looking to shut down the Celtics' season. LeBron James led with 8 assists and Kyrie Irving had 7.

Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5
That's not out of the question as Fultz is 6-foot-4 (6-foot-5 on a good day ) and is the definition of a combo guard. Smith posted photos on his Instagram account of the couple leaving Hillcrest Hospital with their baby in a stroller.

Bradley did what he could with his 23 points, but he was left on an island as the only Celtics starter to score more than 11. Hear what they said on Facebook Live below.

The Cavs used the script that was successful in the first two games in Boston as they jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and built it from there.

On the same night, James also passed San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili for third place on the all-time three-pointers made in NBA Playoffs history.

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But when the Celtics made a decision to dedicate all five defenders to stopping LeBron, as they did in Games 3 and 4, The King unleashed his ultimate weapon. "We got to our goal, to get to the finals". The All-Star rolled his ankle in the third quarter of Game 4 when he stepped on Terry Rozier's foot. The Cavs set a playoff franchise record with 43 points in the first quarter and 75 points in the first half. The Cavaliers closed them out tonight in five games, the lone hiccup being a game in which Marcus Smart nailed seven three pointers. The team went undefeated against the Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz as well and won all but two of their games by more than 10 points.

The way they responded Tuesday night - particularly on the defensive end - is a good sign for their prospects of wrapping up their third straight Eastern Conference crown on Thursday.

"We knew we had confidence to be great", Lue said. There are a couple of reasons this could be happening and neither is because the Celtics are better off without Isaiah Thomas.

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She said: "We struggle to understand the warped and twisted mind that sees a room of young people as an opportunity for carnage". The Salford Star editor's daughter, Anya, age 13 , was at the Ariana Grande concert with her friend and her older cousins.

The two-time All-Star was sidelined in Game 2 after aggravating a hip injury.

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