Thu May 18, 2017 6:18PM
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball in the second half against the Boston Celtics during Game One of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 17, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (AFP)
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers handles the ball in the second half against the Boston Celtics during Game One of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 17, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (AFP)
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have defeated the Boston Celtics 117 to 104 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden in Boston.

The Cavaliers were the better side of the match which led to their 30-19 victory in the opener. The visitors took their dominance in the second quarter and went to the locker rooms at the intermission with a 61-39 lead.

The Celtics came from behind and won the third and final quarters but it didn’t affect the Cavaliers 13 points victory in Game 1 of the best of 7 game series. LeBron James scored 38 points for the Cavaliers. Game 2 will be held in Boston on Friday.