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Ian Thomsen breaks down the latest showdown between the Celtics and Cavaliers
Both Boston and Cleveland measure themselves against the other, and as the Celtics looked up last Friday morning LeBron James (above) suddenly appeared 11 feet tall. Over the previous two years, when both teams were whole and in sync, they had been two contenders seeking to dominate each other defensively, like opponents in an NFL championship from the 1960s. Then, all of a sudden, the Cavs overcame a torrid Boston start last Thursday to destroy the Celtics 60--32 over the second half to conclude a revealing 108--88 victory, their first in Boston in 10 games.
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