The Cleveland Cavaliers found new energy from their newly acquired players and whipped the Celtics with a demolishing 121-99 final score.
Probably the winner of the trade deadline squad as the Cavs moved Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose along with their future pick. In return, Cleveland acquired Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood and George Hill.
Cleveland currently owns the third spot of the Eastern Conference standings faced-off with Boston for the third time this season. Immediately, coach Tyronne Lue inserted George Hill in his starting lineup to takeover the role of a facilitator.
George who was originally drafted by the San Antonio Spurs as their first round pick during the 2008 NBA draft commented that LeBron James is the Batman of the team and all of them are the Robins prior to his arrival as a Cavs player.
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Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood came off the bench and immediately made their presence felt by their opponent. Clarkson finshed the game with 17 points converting 3-of-4 from downtown while Hood logged 15 points shooting 50% from beyond the three-point arc.
Larry Nance Jr. got his own highlight in the fourth quarter as he was able to escape his defender and finishes it up with a slam (which is where he’s good at).
Larry Nance Jr. straight to the rack! #AllForOne
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Kyrie Irving scored 18 points for the Celtics who started the game on fire while Terry Rozier led Boston with his 21 points.