Celtics stun Cavs on Bradley's buzzer beater

And Bradley obviously takes care of the rest.

"We've got guys that have chips on their shoulders", Stevens added. He was previously 49-0 when leading by 20 or more points. "If it's a good play, bad play, whatever it is, we all believe in it. ..."

Date: June 2015What the heckler said: As LeBron walked off the court following Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals, a female Warriors fan called him a "pussy ass bitch". Brad Stevens is a huge part of that, and it was his out-of-bounds play that freed up Bradley for the game-winning dagger. He is the ATO savant after all, and he proved it on the biggest stage of his career with surgical precision.

The Cavs can reach their third straight NBA Finals, and LeBron James his seventh in a row, with a win in Game 5 on Thursday night in Boston.

"He has so many different wrinkles, misdirection. And you just kind of stay the course".

A 30-point home loss with IT4, a 42-point home loss with IT4 and a thrilling three-point win on the road without him. The Cleveland Cavaliers were riding the hot shooting of Kevin Love and things just didn't appear to be going the Celtics way. Bradley runs into the corner to set a screen on Iman Shumpert, who was guarding Crowder. The Cavs weren't really all that interested in this one, and it showed. Even the shot itself is textbook with ideal shooting rotation that helps Bradley get the shooter's bounce. I wish he shot a three. "I was happy to sit back and watch him".

James, Irving and Love were the only 3 Cavs players to make double digits. "He made the most of his opportunity".

Stevens talked after the game about how the Celtics - whether they made or missed their final shot - didn't want to leave time on the clock. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points of his own off the bench. The Cavs shot 16-39 from distance for the game. "But more important than that was the energy on defense. We just needed a little jolt".

"Same spot, same man".

"My adrenaline is still going", he said. "Avery doing what he does".

Not enough time for LeBron James and the Cavaliers to rescue themselves from a pitiful end.

Bradley's shot left his hands with about 2.8 seconds remaining.

They're easy to recall because they're so rare. "We have to play a lot better". Every man in the play ran his route, held his line or fired his ball in flawless coordination. And even if James wasn't able to knock down the pass, Crowder probably would have had a tough time scoring unless it was a flawless pass from Smart that led him to the rim.

Lue paused for several seconds before responding to a question about the third and fourth fouls called on James, who was whistled for barely touching Marcus Smart on a jumper and then was called for a charge. It was essentially a buzzer beater. "If it goes in or doesn't go in, they have a timeout left". It's our job to go out there and make sure that we make the next right play. They scrapped. They have a scrappy team. He's a very good player.

Do you think Jordan looks at every James game as a referendum on his career?

"I thought he flopped", Jerebko said.

For a superstar who regularly seizes the biggest moments and makes them his own, it was unusual to see James basically look like one of Cleveland's reserves.

After scoring 68 total points through the Cavs' 2-0 start to the series, James was asked if the Celtics' defensive adjustments caused him trouble in Game 3.

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