Cleveland Cavaliers v Boston Celtics

Three takeaways from the Cavaliers' series tying Game 4 win over the Celtics

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are right back in the Eastern Conference Finals, thanks to a 111-102 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4.

LeBron James poured in 44 points on a crazy-efficient 17-of-28 (60%) shooting from the field, dominating the Celtics from start to finish.

With the series now heading back to Boston, here are three takeaways from Game 4:

Celtics stumble out of the gates….again

The Celtics made life tough for themselves, starting Game 4 with the same lack of intensity that led to the blowout loss in Game 3.

Boston were outscored 34-18 in the opening period of Game 4, connecting on just 7-of-26 shots from the field and 1-of-7 from three.

Again, the Cavs defence was locked in, but the Celtics made a ton of unforced errors, including THREE missed dunks in the period.

All eight Cavs that played in the opening quarter scored, establishing their offensive flow for the night.

Cavs cleaning the glass

As the series goes on Tristan Thompson's influence continues to grow, putting in another strong performance in Game 4.

Thompson (13 points,12 rebounds) along with Kevin Love (9 points, 11 rebounds) dominated inside as the Cavs out-rebounded the Celtics 47-37.

It felt like Cleveland got to every loose ball, with LeBron setting the tone early and his teammates following suit.

Love and LeBron combined for the highlight of the game, turning a rebound into a bucket in no time, with this touchdown.

The question remains, can they play like this on the road?

Korver causing havoc

Kyle Korver was dialled in for Game 4, sparking the Cavaliers' early run. He scored all 14 of his points by the middle of the second quarter, playing the perfect sidekick to LeBron.

Korver spaced the floor and made the Celtics' wing players chase him around screens all night, opening up space inside for his teammates.

You're always going to have a chance when Korver is shooting the lights out, but today, he made his presence felt on the defensive end as well, finishing with THREE blocks in the first half.

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