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The Cleveland Cavaliers face the Boston Celtics in a first-round matchup in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

By SI Wire
April 17, 2015

The Cleveland Cavaliers face the Boston Celtics in a first-round matchup in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The series tips off when the Cavaliers host the Celtics on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.

The Cavaliers won 53 games to earn the No. 2 seed, while the Celtics grabbed the No. 7 seed with 40 wins. The two teams split the season series, but the Cavaliers rested players in the final two games that the Celtics won.

In his first season back in Cleveland, LeBron James averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and 6.0 rebounds. Kyrie Irving reached the 55-point mark twice this season en route to averaging 21.7 points and 5.2 assists. While battling a back injury, Kevin Love averaged 16.4 points and 9.7 rebounds.

The Celtics had 22 players on their roster this season and dealt away stars Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green. Following a midseason trade from the Phoenix Suns, Isaiah Thomas averaged 19.0 points and 5.4 assists in 21 games for the Celtics.

After James returned from a two-week absence in January, the Cavaliers won 34 of their final 43 games. The Celtics are on a similar hot streak, having won 24 of their last 34 to end the season.

2 VS 7

GAME

DATE

TIME

TV NETWORKS

LOCATION

Game 1

Sunday, 4/19

3:00 p.m. ET

ABC

at Cleveland

Game 2

Tuesday, 4/21

7:00 p.m. ET

TNT

at Cleveland

Game 3

Thursday, 4/23

7:00 p.m. ET

TNT

at Boston

Game 4

Sunday, 4/26

1:00 p.m. ET

ABC

at Boston

Game 5

Tuesday, 4/28

TBD

TBD

*at Cleveland

Game 6

Thursday, 4/30

TBD

TBD

*at Boston

Game 7

Saturday, 5/2

TBD

TBD

*at Cleveland

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