Rajon Rondo  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  3-pointers, and continued on a 23-8 stretch.
LeBron James  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  and Paul Pierce  are tied with 16 points. Shaquille O’Neal  is the Cavs’ leading scorer with 13 points. The Celtics are outshooting the Cavaliers, 49.2 percent to 39.6 percent.