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Fast Break: Celtics vs. Cavaliers

Well, it happened again.

The Celtics [1] blew a one-point fourth quarter lead and found themselves looking at a double-digit deficit down the stretch.

The Cavaliers [2] simply had more hustle and more energy when it counted. They outscored the Celtics 35-14 in the fourth to take away a 108-88 victory in Boston.

Player of the Game: LeBron James [3] carried his team the entire game. He had scored 32 of the Cavaliers 73 points after three and finished the night with 36.

Turning Point:The Cavaliers took a 75-74 lead off of a J.J. Hickson bucket and never looked back. Even with James on the bench, they stretched the lead and created a cushion for James when he returned.

Marquis Daniels [4] played 24 minutes starting in place of Paul Pierce [5]. Despite battling the flu, he played strong defense against James early on and helped the Celtics maintain their first half lead.

Kendrick Perkins [6] and James got involved in a tiff in the fourth quarter. Perkins took offense to James’ foul, and Anderson Varejao stepped in to interject. Varejao got whistled for a technical.

– It was a night of debuts at the Garden. Former Celtic Leon Powe [7] played his first game of the regular season while newly acquired Marcus Landry made his debut for the C’s.

Ray Allen [8] led the Celtics with 21 points. Rajon Rondo [9] recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 assists.