Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 1/29/12
ESPN-Getty Images Boston gave the game away to Cleveland, 88-87 as they turned the ball over on their last three possessions. Ray Allen returned with 22 points but it wasn’t enough as Kyrie Irving is the hero with the game winning lay up.  The officials swallowed their whistles at the end, which frustrated the Celtics.  Unable to play through it, the Celtics gave this one away. Winning rebounding and taking more shots will give you a lead more times than not. That is what the Celtics have done early on in this game, which has been very close with both teams swapping two point leads every other minute.   This game had over twelve ties in the first half. Cleveland has hung around because of their play in the paint.  The Cavaliers were very aggressive early on in terms of attacking the basket.  Byron Scott’s game plan was to take it right at the Celtic defense.  Everyone’s least favorite player, Anderson Varejao was everywhere with his 12 first half points.  He has ...
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