The top two seeds in the Eastern Conference square off Wednesday night, with the Boston Celtics hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1.
The Cavaliers have been off since May 7, when they completed a sweep of the Toronto Raptors. Against the Celtics this season, LeBron James averaged 29.3 points, 9.5 rebounds and 9.8 assists in four games, while Kyrie Irving was next with 25.5 points and 6.0 assists. They also shot 46.9% from the field and 34.8% from three-point land
The Celtics had to battle to beat Washington in seven tough games, giving them just two days off before facing Cleveland. In meetings with the Cavaliers this season, Isaiah Thomas led the way with 29.5 points and 6.5 assists. Meanwhile, Avery Bradley put up 16.0 points and 5.5 boards. The Celtics shot 46% from the field, and 37% from long distance.
Cleveland is 8-2 SU in their last 10 meetings with Boston, including 3-1 SU in the regular season. However, they’re only 3-6-1 ATS. In Boston, the Cavaliers split their two meetings, losing 103-99 on March 1 and rebounding for a 114-91 win on April 5.