CELTICS LEADING SCORERS
Ray Allen (25), Paul Pierce (21), Kevin Garnett (18)
CELTICS LEADING REBOUNDERS
Pierce (11), Kendrick Perkins (7)
PLAY OF THE GAME
Showing off his trademark form, Allen buried two consecutive threes early in the third quarter, giving the Celts a 56-44 lead. Boston simply took off after that.
Cleveland fans wondered why there was so much fuss about Rajon Rondo when he had zero points at halftime. But Rondo abused various defenders during a 16 point second half.
OFF THE PINE
Glen Big Baby Davis again proved much more valuable off the bench than the aging, overrated Rasheed Wallace. Davis scored 15 points. Rasheed was scoreless and, as usual, was a defensive liability.
A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT
Cavaliers fans couldn't get to the exits fast enough in the fourth quarter.
THEY SAID IT
"Everything is based on our defense. We don't even worry about the offense." — Garnett
Unexpectedly leading the series, 3-2, the Celts can close it out at the Garden Friday night (8 p.m.)
— MIKE GRENIER
THE BIG NUMBER
3 FOR 14: What the unstoppable LeBron James shot from the field. Must be the elbow.