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Third Quarter Wrap: Celtics – Cavs

Third Quarter Score: Celtics [1] 80, Cavaliers [2] 63

Rajon Rondo [3] exploded for 12 points in the third quarter to give the Celtics a 17-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. The C’s came out halftime on a 6-0 run led by a pair of Ray Allen [4] 3-pointers, and continued on a 23-8 stretch.

LeBron James [5] scored his first field goal of the game off of a fast break dunk. He continues to struggle, shooting 2-for-11 from the floor (12 points overall).

Ray Allen leads all players with 22 points (5-8 3PG) and Kevin Garnett [6] and Paul Pierce [7] are tied with 16 points. Shaquille O’Neal [8] is the Cavs’ leading scorer with 13 points. The Celtics are outshooting the Cavaliers, 49.2 percent to 39.6 percent.