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Morris admits he did a poor job guarding LeBron (0:49)
Celtics' postseason road issues continue (0:54)
Rozier says Celtics 'needed' loss versus Cavs (0:22)
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Rozier: 'We needed to get our butts whooped'

After a 116-86 drubbing at the hands of the Cavaliers trimmed the Celtics' series lead to 2-1, guard Terry Rozier said he believes his team got a much-needed wake-up call. "We needed to get our butts whooped," Rozier said.

Red Sox take Bundy deep 3 times in win (1:04)
Cavaliers own Celtics from start to finish (0:55)
LeBron takes flight off Love's great pass (0:22)
Stephen A.: Cavs showed more urgency in Game 3 (2:14)
Stevens praises LeBron's passing ability (0:26)
Stevens: Celtics 'clearly not' harder playing team in Game 3 (0:43)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs head into the 4th Q with all five starters in double-digits and leading 87-63. LeBron James 27 pts, 9 ast, 4 reb, 2 stl, 2 blk; Kevin Love 13 pts, 14 reb, 4 ast; George Hill 13 pts, 2 ast; JR Smith 11 pts, 5 reb; Tristan Thompson 10 pts, 7 reb. Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum both lead Boston with 13 pts apiece. The Celtics are shooting just 37.5 pct as a team.

Betts, Benintendi hit back-to-back HRs (0:49)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James was 3-for-23 from 3 in the entirety of the Eastern Conference semifinals through Game 1 of the ECF. In his last game and a half, he's 8-for-14 from 3.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs up 32-17 after 1Q. CLE shoots 6-for-11 from 3 (54.5 pct) and puts two players in double digits with LeBron James (12 pts on 4-for-6) and George Hill (11 pts on 4-for-7). Jayson Tatum (6 pts) leads Boston.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics took extremely good care of the basketball through the first two games of this series. In Game 3, four first-quarter turnovers didn't help the team's offensive woes. Cavaliers pushed their lead as high as 19 in the frame.

LeBron denies Baynes' dunk attempt (0:15)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The pregame coaches comments on the narratives coming into Game 3 mimicked one another. Tyronn Lue on the Cavs being 0-2 in the series: "We're not discouraged. We're ready for Game 3. 0-2 doesn't really mean anything." Brad Stevens on the Celtics being 1-4 on the road so far in the postseason: "We've only played five games [on the road in the playoffs]. I think it's a pretty small sample size."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

George Hill and JR Smith combined to go 1-for-11 from 3 in Games 1 and 2. They are 2-for-4 from 3 in the first quarter of Game 3 so far.