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Bass' block saves Celtics in 103-100 win over Cavs

Bass scores 15 and adds key block in Boston's 103-100 win over Cleveland

Boston Celtics' Jeff Green, left, reacts after making a basket in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Bost...
Cleveland Cavaliers' Earl Clark (6) fails to make a 3-pointer over Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) with no time left on the clock in the fourth quar...

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Boston Celtics' Jeff Green, left, reacts after making a basket in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Bost...

Cavaliers Celtics Basketball

Cleveland Cavaliers' Earl Clark (6) fails to make a 3-pointer over Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) with no time left on the clock in the fourth quar...

BOSTON (AP) -- Brandon Bass made a game-saving blocked shot in the closing seconds for the Boston Celtics to hold out the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-100 in the NBA on Saturday.

The Celtics led by 19 points entering the final quarter but two Dion Waiters free throws made it 102-100 with 43.3 seconds left. Bass then blocked Waiters' shot in the lane and Avery Bradley nailed one free throw with 1.4 seconds left.

Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford each scored 19 points, Bradley 18, and Bass added 15 for Boston, which ended a three-game losing streak.

Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 32 points, the eighth time in his last 10 games he's scored 20 or more.

The Cavaliers were playing soon after suspending center Andrew Bynum indefinitely for "conduct detrimental to the team" and banning him from all team-related activities. It's likely he has played his final game for Cleveland.


Updated : 2021-08-05 09:00 GMT+08:00