Game 3 certainly was a blast as it was nice to have that sort of a game after the long layover. Cleveland is 2-11 in their history in the post-season at the Garden meaning it’s doubtful we’ll see another blowout again tonight. Either way, a win for the Cavs could mean the essential end to this series. It would be incredibly difficult for Boston to win three straight, including two at the Q.
Keys to victory today are to limit Rajon Rondo’s scoring efficiency, get started early and to control the tempo. In game two, the Celtics controlled the style and pace of the game with their effort defensively. Friday, the Cavs returned the favor with their aggression on both sides of the court. We will see who takes the next step tonight.