Home-court holds heavy advantage
Cleveland is 5-1 when playing at Quicken Loans Arena this postseason, while Boston is 1-4 when playing away from TD Garden this postseason. Since losing Game 1 to the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, head coach Tyronn Lue and company have held home-court advantage.
More of the same successful play will be necessary in Games 3 and 4.
Boston nearly blew a 2-0 lead against the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, losing all three road contests by margins of 24 (Game 3), two (Game 4) and 11 (Game 6) points. A 101-98 overtime victory against the 76ers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals marks the team’s lone road win.
The Wine and Gold is 13-6 all-time in home playoff games against the Celtics.
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