Cavs vs. Celtics, Game 4
at TD Garden
Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals
(Best-of-seven series is tied, 2-2)
Game 5 is 8 p.m. Tuesday in Cleveland
WHAT HAPPENED: Remember that player that scored 38 points on Friday in Game 3 for the Cavs? Well, he didn't show up in Game 4 on Sunday.
LeBron James scored just 22 points in the Cavs loss to the Celtics. When it was time for him to take over, he merely passed it to his teammates, hoping they'd make shots.
The Cavs shot just 40.3 percent from the field.
They didn't play with fire or intensity. They come out and play like gangbusters in one game and like also-rans in the next. It's got to be perplexing to Coach Mike Brown.
James was not the best player on the court on Sunday. Celtics guard Rajon Rondo held that honor.
He was unstoppable in Game 4 with 29 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists - all game highs. He was magnificent.
It's actually getting old that the Cavs have been unable to stop him in this series.
It might be easier said than done, but it's time to make an adjustment that will work.
SF LeBron James (6-8, 250) vs. Paul Pierce (6-7, 235)
PF Antawn Jamison (6-9, 235) vs. Kevin Garnett (6-11, 253)
C Shaquille O'Neal (7-1, 325) vs. Kendrick Perkins (6-10, 265)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Ray Allen (6-5, 205)
PG Mo Williams (6-1, 190) vs. Rajon Rondo (6-1, 186)
PROJECTED INACTIVE LIST
Cavs – G Danny Green, G Sebastian Telfair, F Jawad Williams
Celtics - F Tony Gaffney, G Oliver Lafayette, F Brian Scalabrine
Joe DeRosa, Mike Callahan, Michael Smith