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Box Score Breakdown for Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Boston takes 3-2 lead in Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics

By Juan Pablo Aravena   

Jayson Tatum was the best player for the Celtics since he finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Al Horford contributed a double-double thanks to 15 points and 12 rebounds. Jaylen Brown added 17 points, and the bench came through as well. Marcus Morris and Marcus Smart each finished with 13 points despite not starting. The Cavaliers didn't work offensively, as they only had two players scoring in double digits. LeBron James had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, but also committed six turnovers, while Kevin Love added 14 points with seven rebounds, but the rest of the players did not work out. In fact, the rest of the starting five (George Hill, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson) combined for just 10 points, while going 2-13 from the field.

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 8:09 PM ET