NBA Eastern Conference Final Preview?
LeBron James scored 38 points, Drew Gooden added a season-high 24 and Zydrunas Ilgauskas had 15 as Cleveland’s threesome outplayed Boston’s heralded triumvirate during a 109-104 win in overtime on Tuesday night. Allen led the Celtics with 29 points on 10-of-25 shooting, but missed two free throws with the score tied 92-all late in regulation.
During the closing minutes, James and Garnett exchanged a few choice words and both teams played as if it were a playoff game. After the final horn, there were no friendly hugs shared between two of the East’s powers as players on both teams headed immediately to their locker rooms.
The teams will play again Sunday in Boston.