BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: LeBron James #23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate during the game against the Boston Celtics on April 12, 2015 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
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April 12, 2015

BOSTON (AP) With the No. 2 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference clinched, LeBron James and three other starters are not playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Boston Celtics.

Coach David Blatt says James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith will not play Sunday.

The Celtics began the game with a chance to clinch a playoff berth with a win and an Indiana loss to Oklahoma City on Sunday night. Boston was tied with Brooklyn for seventh place in the East and has the tiebreaker over the Nets.

When Boston played in Cleveland on Friday night, Irving sat out with a sore hip while James and Love didn't play in the fourth quarter.

Blatt said all four would play Monday night against Detroit in Cleveland's next to last game of the regular season.

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