Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics Picks and Predictions May 13th 2024

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics NBA Mon, May 13, 19:00 pm.
Cleveland Cavaliers
ML: 500
Boston Celtics
ML: -700

Game 4: Celtics Ready to Rock the Cavs and Grab the Series by the Horns

Boston Celtics Look to Lock Down a Commanding Series Lead Against the Cleveland Cavaliers

It’s game time, folks! The Boston Celtics are all set to take a massive leap forward in the Eastern Conference semifinals as they gear up for Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coming off a slick 106-93 win on Saturday, the Celtics are riding a 2-1 series lead and are hungry for more as they hit the road.

Key Players Making Big Moves

Jayson Tatum: The Heartbeat of the Celtics
Jayson Tatum absolutely killed it in Game 3, racking up a team-high 33 points. Tatum isn’t just playing; he’s playing with purpose. Reflecting on their bounce-back from a rough Game 2, Tatum said, “We were just focused on clinching the win. We knew we could dial it up a notch.”

Jaylen Brown Steps Up
Right alongside Tatum, Jaylen Brown dropped 28 points, firing up the team’s shooting stats to an impressive 51.2 percent from the field. Brown’s all about the team vibe, emphasizing, “Playing hard and staying united is 85 percent of the game. Nail that, and we’re golden.”

The Game Changer: Boston’s Third Quarter Blitz

The Celtics really turned up the heat with a 14-0 run early in the third quarter, leaving the Cavs scrambling. Donovan Mitchell from the Cavs tipped his hat to them, admitting, “They hit the ground running with such urgency. It’s tough to claw back from that.”

Hurdles and High Points

Donovan Mitchell’s Knee Woes
The Cavs might hit a snag as Donovan Mitchell, who also put up 33 points, seemed to tweak his left knee. This twist could throw a wrench in Cleveland’s plans for the next game.

Celtics’ Road Swagger
The Celtics tend to bring their A-game on the road, boasting a flawless 3-0 record this postseason away from home and a robust 17-7 over the past three years. Meanwhile, at home, they’ve been more hit or miss with a 14-14 record, hinting they might just have a strategic edge in away settings.

Next Up: Celtics’ Eyes on the Prize

As the series moves forward, Boston is doubling down on their defensive game. “It’s the playoffs,” Jaylen Brown pointed out, “You never know what’ll happen. We need to bring that same defensive intensity into Game 4. That’s the urgency we need.”

The Celtics aren’t just playing for another win; they’re playing to etch their names deeper into basketball lore. As Game 4 rolls around, everyone’s watching to see if Boston can turn their strategic plays into another dominant postseason victory.

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Cleveland Cavaliers
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Boston Celtics
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