BOSTON, Massachusettes — LeBron James and his newly acquired teammates displayed a night of passion as they helped the younger and hungrier Cavaliers to a 121-99 victory on Sunday – with former Celtic great Paul Pierce sitting courtside.
“All of our new guys performed and played well,” coach Tyronn Lue said. “So that’s a good sign.”
In their first group since arriving just ahead of the NBA trading dealine, Jordan Clarkson (17 points), Rodney Hood (15 points), George Hill (12 points) and Larry Nance Jr. ( five points), all made a major contribution in Sunday’s win.
Lebron James scored 13 of his 24 points in the second quarter, eight during a 13-2 which seemed to be turning point of the game. He also added 10 assists and eight rebounds.
“I know the guys that are here are very excited about this opportunity,” James said. “It’s my job to as the leader of this team to make sure that I acclimate the new four guys to be around a culture that’s built around winning.”
The Cavs will face Russell Westbrook and Co. on Tuesday in Oklahoma.
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Terry Rozier scored 21 with nine assists and Kyrie Irving scored 18 for the Eastern COnference leading Celtics.
The Celtics will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports
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