Jordan Crawford registered a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-86. The Celtics shot really well, finishing 38-76 (50.0%) from the field, including 11-23 (47.8%) from beyond the arc. Boston (7-11) has won just 3 of their last 10 games.
Crawford shot 4-14, including 1-6 from three-point range. Other top contributors for Boston included Jeff Green with 31 points and 5 rebounds, and Brandon Bass with 12 points and 8 rebounds. On 7-18 shooting (1-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-7 from the free throw line, Dion Waiters put up 21 points off the bench for Cleveland in the loss. Anderson Varejao added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
The Celtics combined an eFG% of 57.2% with 47.8% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (3-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are winless (0-4) when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Cleveland (4-12) has now lost 5 consecutive games.
Coming up, the Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who are 2-13 on the season. The Cavaliers match up against the Chicago Bulls, currently sitting at 7-7 this year. The Celtics are 0-1 versus Milwaukee this season. The Cavaliers are 0-1 versus Chicago this season.
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