2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
50-32, 1st in Central
4hDave McMenamin

Lue: Korver limited because C's changed rotation

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said the Celtics' decision to not play Semi Ojeleye foiled his planned rotation for Kyle Korver, who didn't check into Wednesday's Game 5 until the start of the second quarter.

LeBron on being tired: 'Had my moments' (0:40)
LeBron foreshadowed Game 5 downfall (0:50)
LeBron reflective, energized by 3-2 deficit (1:37)
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5hBrian Windhorst

LeBron shrugs off talk he tired down stretch

While LeBron James dismissed talk that he grew fatigued during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Celtics, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue admitted, "He looked a little tired to me."

LeBron displays photographic memory ... again (1:15)
Celtics bounce back at home (2:22)
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6h

Carmelo rejects IG post claiming Korver is better

Oklahoma City Thunder veteran Carmelo Anthony strongly disagreed with an Instagram post stating that Cleveland Cavaliers sharpshooter Kyle Korver is better than him at this point in their NBA careers.

Lue explains Korver's limited minutes (0:20)
Pierce credits Stevens for Celtics' play (2:35)
Slow starts doom Cavs in Boston (1:08)
Celtics defend home court (1:19)
7h

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Rookie Jayson Tatum had 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

Tatum says Celtics played with more poise in Game 5 (1:11)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs lose 96-83 to fall down 3-2 in the series. Cleveland will need to win two in a row and snap Boston's perfect 10-0 record at home in these playoffs in a Game 7 in order to advance to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight year.

Rozier feeds Horford for the alley-oop (0:24)
Nance's poster attempt fail (0:27)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs have a major uphill battle in front of them heading into the 4th Q if they are to break the Celtics' perfect 9-0 home record this postseason. The Celtics are up 76-60 and while Cleveland has held Boston to just 38.1 percent from the floor, the Cavaliers aren't doing much better at 40.4 percent. The difference? Boston is shooting 40.7 percent from 3 while Cleveland is shooting 25 percent from the outside and the Cavs also have 11 turnovers while the Celtics have just eight.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs shot 25 percent from 3 in Games 1 and 2 in Boston, then shot 43.8 percent from 3 in Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland and are back down to 27.3 percent from 3 (6-for-22) so far in Game 5 at TD Garden.

Tatum converts steal into layup (0:17)
Ball movement leads to Smart's 3-pointer (0:22)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs have eight turnovers, LeBron James has four of them (including two costly ones in the 3rd Q). He came into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals averaging 5.4 turnovers per game in the series.

LeBron's sloppy pass leads to Tatum's 3-pointer (0:40)

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.95th
Rebounds Per Game42.123rd
Assists Per Game23.412th
Points Allowed109.926th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-185032.610
2016-175131.622
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402