Inside The Numbers on The Celtics Beatdown of Lebron and The Cavs

Sunday The Celtics gave Lebron and the Cavs a beat down that not many, if any, saw coming.
Boston was just 3-9 against Cleveland the past three years. That includes a
1-2 mark this year and a weak 1-4 showing in last year’s playoffs.
In fact, consider this stat from C’s play by play guy Sean Grande:
“How due were the Celtics here at TD Garden against LeBron James?
In his last six playoff games here in Boston, LeBron is 6-0. And in those six games…he’s trailed for 5:05 of the 288 minutes played.”
The Boston defense was freakin’ fantastic!
From Boston Sports Info: “LeBron James has been held to 15 or fewer points only 12 times in 229 playoff games (5.2%). He is now (1-11) in those games. 5 of the 12 games (41.7%) the Celtics were the opponent.
Lebron says he has “zero concern” about the series after Game 1. We’ll see what he does and how the Celtics might contain him again in Game 2.
Jeff Solari

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