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Sexton, Garland help Cavs slide 4 games to beat Celtics

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Colin Sexton had 29 points, Darius Garland added 25 and the Cleveland Young Guards played a great game as the Cavaliers ended a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night with a 117-110 victory over Boston Celtic.

The Cavs ended a nine-game losing streak to the Celtics, who wore their familiar green on St. Patrick’s Day but had nothing to celebrate.

Cleveland was in the lead all night, but Cavs had to spend the second half in Boston, led by Ayon Tatum և Aylen Brown.

Tatum had 29 points and Brown had 28 points for the Celtics, who lost at home to Utah Azz on Tuesday with only one advantage – 2. 0, towards “Kavsi”.

Cling to Cleveland’s four-point lead, Garland hit the runner-up, and after Brown missed, Cavs’ newcomer Isaac Okoro threw the trash and got Tatum. He finished the game with three points, making it 105-98.

Sexton followed their own three-point lead a minute later, leading the Cavs by 12 points, and Cleveland, who lost to Miami on Tuesday, made their free throws in the final two minutes, securing their first win since the All-Star break. ,

Larry Nance Jr. added 18 points և 10 rebounds and Okoro added 15 points.

Boston was 10 out of 38 with only 3 points, and Tatum and Brown together took 25.

The Celtics were without defender Kemba Walker (knee injury management) and striker Tristan Thompson (health and safety protocols).

After the Celtics reduced the Cleveland lead by eight points to the last quarter, Tatum took control early in the fourth half, scoring 12 straight points to give Boston a 4-0 lead.

Playing their best half since the All-Star break, the Cavs built a 21-point lead in the first half, taking advantage of Boston mistakes.

HONOR HONOR

The Cavaliers paid tribute to longtime host Eate Tate, who died last week, with a moment of silence before the game.

For և 39 seasons since 1970, Tait has played for the radio show-for-game team. After retiring in 2011, Cavs hung a poster honoring the “Voice of the Cavalry” in his retirement shirts.

ADVICES

Celtics. This would be Thompson’s first game in Cleveland since resigning as a free agent last year. A longtime fan favorite, Thompson spent nine seasons at the Cavs, where he was named No. 4 in 2011. At the end of the March 25 trading day, coach Brad Stevens said he did not need to reassure his players. their status. “Most of these guys went to the rumor room,” he said.

Cavaliers. Kevin Love came on again. After returning last week, he missed his second game in a row խաղում in the second game, feeling some discomfort due to severe calf strain that kept him for more than two months. … Matthew Delavedova recovered from the concussion but has not yet cleared to return after appendectomy. Coach B. B. Bickerstoff said the veteran would return “sooner rather than later”, but did not provide a timetable. The N NBA postponed the game against “Toronto” in Cleveland on April 9 to April 10.

ABOVE

Celtics. Hosts Sacramento on Friday. “Boston” has 13 victories over “Kings” at home.

Cavaliers. Continue the four-day six-day home game against San Antonio on Friday. The Spurs’ scheduled visit was postponed to the first half of the season with COVID-19 releases.

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