Celtics stun Cavs 111-108! Bradley Hits Last-Second Shot
Avery Bradley’s three-pointer clinches 111-108 win for Boston
Cleveland lead NBA Eastern Conference finals 2-1 in best-of-seven series
Boston had been humiliated in previous two games of series
LeBron James held to just 11 points on home court
Avery Bradley's 3-pointer danced on the rim and dropped with less than a second left and Boston, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday night in Game 3 to end the champions' 13-game postseason winning streak.
Bradley's shot from the left wing - off a play designed by coach Brad Stevens - bounced on the rim four times before going down. It capped a furious, focused comeback by the Celtics, who trailed by 21 in the third quarter before rallying to tighten up a series that appeared to be over.
''Wide-open look,'' Bradley said. ''Al (Horford) did a great job of getting me open and Marcus (Smart) made a great pass and I was able to knock down the shot.''
Smart, who started in place of Thomas, made seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points, and Bradley had 20 for the Celtics, who were given little chance after losing by 44 in Game 2 and then losing Thomas for the rest of the postseason because of a hip injury.
''Everybody had to step up their game tonight especially with one of our brothers down,'' Smart said. ''Our love and support goes out to Isaiah. We wish he could be here but we understand. We just kept fighting. Everybody did their part.''