LeBron, Love lead Cavs past Celtics


LeBron James saw the Cleveland Cavaliers to a convincing win over the Boston Celtics in game one of the Eastern Conference finals.

James starred with 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cavs posted a 117-104 victory at TD Garden on Wednesday.

Kevin Love had a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds as Cleveland took a 1-0 series lead.

Despite it being 10 days since their previous game, Cleveland showed no signs of rust.

The Cavs, who also got 20 points from Tristan Thompson, outscored Boston 61-39 in the first half and never looked back.

Avery Bradley (21 points), Jae Crowder (21 points) and Isaiah Thomas (17 points and 10 assists) led the Celtics.

The result saw the Cavs improve to 9-0 these playoffs ahead of game two in Boston on Friday.