|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Atlantic Division||108.0 (1st)||105.4 (2nd)|
Sun Apr 30
|W 123 - 111||WAS|
Tue May 2
|W 129 - 119||WAS|
Thu May 4
|L 116 - 89||at WAS|
Sun May 7
|L 121 - 102||at WAS|
Wed May 10
|W 123 - 101||WAS|
Fri May 12
|L 92 - 91||at WAS|
Mon May 15
|W 115 - 105||WAS|
Wed May 17
|L 117 - 104||CLE|
Fri May 19
|L 130 - 86||CLE|
Sun May 21
|W 111 - 108||at CLE|
Johnson was held out of Monday's practice and is expected to have an MRI performed on his right shoulder, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports.
Johnson moved back into the starting lineup for Game 3 on Sunday, but eventually hurt his shoulder, which limited him to a total of nine minutes. The Celtics are going to have Johnson go in for an MRI to make sure he's not dealing with something more serious and that should give us a better indication for how long it could keep him on the sidelines. For now, consider Johnson questionable going into Game 4 on Tuesday, with another update likely coming following his MRI.
Olynyk banged out 15 points (5-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, and two assists from 23 minutes in Sunday's 111-108 Game 3 win in Cleveland.
The Clynyk was a big part of the second half rotations that helped Boston eliminate a 21-point third quarter deficit. With Isaiah Thomas out, coach Brad Stevens probably prefers Olynyk's offensive skill set relative to Amir Johnson's gritty defense. Johnson also suffered a shoulder strain during Game 3. Look for Olynyk to again play 20-plus minutes during Tuesday night's Game 4 in Cleveland.
Jerebko efficiently delivered 10 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and one block from 13 minutes in Sunday's 111-108 Game 3 win in Cleveland.
After four straight DNP's, the Swedish Bird has now played in Boston's last two playoff games. He was clutch in the Game 3 win, hitting all his shots, including a quick go-head jumper with 30 seconds remaining in the fourth. The absence of Isaiah Thomas forces coach Brad Stevens to look to his bench for added scoring. Jerebko and his Celtics teammates will look to even the series Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Horford supplied 16 points (7-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt), six assists, twp rebounds and one steal across 36 minutes in Sunday's 111-108 Game 3 win in Cleveland.
Horford stat line should have included one extra trey, as he drained a key triple late in the fourth, but the refs incorrectly called it a two. This marks the second game of the playoffs where Big Al gathered only two boards, but his dimes, low turnovers (1) and solid defense made up for the lack of rebounds. Boston hopes to even the series on Tuesday night at Cleveland. Sunday's win guarantees the series will return to Boston for at least one more game.
Smart started Sunday's 111-108 win over the Cavaliers, finishing with 27 points (8-14 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 4-6 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block across 41 minutes.
Smart, who slotted into the starting unit in the absence of Isaiah Thomas (hip), delivered a dynamic all-around performance to help spark a huge late comeback. He led the team in scoring, despite finishing fourth in shot attempts, thanks to a tremendous showing from beyond the arc. Smart will clearly play a huge role for the duration of the series if Sunday's effort is anything to go by, and he could continue exploiting an opposing backcourt that has struggled defensively at times.
|2016-17 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Isaiah Thomas , PG||28.9|
|RPG||Al Horford , C||6.8|
|APG||Isaiah Thomas , PG||5.9|
|FG%||Al Horford , C||47.3|
|FT%||Isaiah Thomas , PG||90.9|
|3P%||Jae Crowder , SF||39.8|
|BLOCKS||Al Horford , C||86|
|STEALS||Marcus Smart , PG||125|
|MPG||Isaiah Thomas , PG||33.8|
|Full Team Statistics|