Some tidbits before we put Game 3 to bed:
• The Cavaliers 59.5 percent mark from the field is the highest shooting percentage a team has recorded in a game against Boston since the KG/Ray Allen trades, according to Basketball-Reference.
• This was only the fifth time a team has scored 120 or more points against Boston since the KG/Ray trades, and just the third time a team has pulled it off in regulation, according to BR. It happened twice in the regular season and twice in the playoffs, but both of the prior post-season games were overtime games in the Chicago series last season. (One was a double overtime game, and one went to triple OT).
• Ray Allen has played in 85 playoff games. He has scored 7 or fewer points in six of those 85 games. (He scored 7 points on Friday). All six have come in Boston, and three have come against the Cavaliers, including the only playoff game in Ray’s career in which he scored zero points, according to BR.
• The Celtics grabbed 30 rebounds in Game 3. They recorded 30 or fewer rebounds in just four games this season.
Since the KG/Ray trades, the C’s are 12-1 in the regular season and 3-1 in the post-season (so 15-2 combined) when they turn the ball over 8 times or fewer, according to Basketball-Reference. (Note: Those records are from games before Friday night’s debacle).
So, yeah. Game 4 is on Sunday.