3 takeaways from Game 4 vs. Cavaliers


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The Boston Celtics couldn’t overcome their playoff road woes, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4. What can they take away from this loss?

After a 30-point loss in Game 3, the Boston Celtics had the opportunity on Monday night to right the ship in this Eastern Conference Finals and take the series back to TD Garden with a 3-1 lead.

Alas, the Celtics failed to uphold their series advantage, losing 111-102 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4. The series now heads back to Boston tied 2-2.

The Cavaliers set the tone early, jumping out to a 34-18 lead after one quarter. The C’s spent the remaining 36 minutes of the game attempting to claw back and make things close. They managed to get the margin as close as seven points on two occasions in the fourth. In the end, Cleveland kept Boston at arm’s length and ultimately won the game.

Jaylen Brown paced the Celtics with 25 points on 10-of-23 shooting. Jayson Tatum backed him up wth 17 points, despite going 5-for-13 from the field. Terry Rozier had a double-double with 16 points and 11 assists. Al Horford finished with 15 points, but only scored two in the fourth quarter. He also pulled in seven rebounds. Marcus Morris had 10 points.

Meanwhile, LeBron James dominated, finishing with a game-high 44 points. Kyle Korver chipped in 14 points (and three blocks) off the bench. Tristan Thompson (12 rebounds) and George Hill chipped in 13 points each.

The Celtics are now 1-6 on the road in these playoffs. What can they take away from Game 4 in order to help them take back the series?

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