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Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
- Cleveland moved to 9-0 this postseason with a 117-104 win at Boston in Game 1 Wednesday. The Cavaliers have won 12 straight playoff games going back to last year, tied for the second-longest streak in NBA history (Lakers, 13 straight spanning 1988 and 1989 postseasons).
- The Cavaliers have won 15 of 16 best-of-7 playoff series all-time in which they won Game 1. The lone exception came in the 2010 conference semifinals versus Boston (lost 4-2).
- Boston trailed 61-39 at the half on Wednesday, their fewest points scored in the first half of a game since December 20 at Memphis (trailed 45-31). The Celtics shot 35.6 percent in the first half, compared to 58.1 percent in the second.
- Isaiah Thomas was held to 17 points on 7-of-19 shooting in Game 1, adding 10 assists. With 12 assists in Game 7 versus Washington, Thomas has recorded double-digit assists in back-to-back games for just the second time in his career (also December 11-12, 2015).
- LeBron James has scored 30-plus points in seven straight games, the longest such streak of his postseason career. His 313 points this postseason (34.8 ppg) are the most by any player through nine games in a postseason since Allen Iverson with the 2001 76ers (321, 35.7 ppg).
- Tristan Thompson's 20 points Wednesday -- on 7-for-7 shooting -- established a new playoff career high.
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