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Third Quarter Wrap: Celtics vs. Cavaliers

The Celtics [1] trail the Cavaliers [2], 80-72, heading into the fourth quarter.

Early in the third, Kevin Garnett [3] went for the ball and hit LeBron James [4] in the face. James fell to the ground and went to the bench for a timeout. He returned to the game and scored 11 points in the quarter.

Even though they trail, the Celtics did even things up in the quarter. Paul Pierce [5] and Ray Allen [6] hit back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game at 68 apiece. But they committed two consecutive turnovers and the Cavs quickly went back up by six.

Garnett and Glen Davis [7] both picked up their fourth fouls. The Celtics, however, have a strong advantage at the line. They are shooting 20-for-23 from the line while the Cavs are 19-for-30.