CLEVELAND – – Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and Dennis Schroder had six points in the final 76 seconds as the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-92 on Monday night, splitting their two-game set at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
Al Horford had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Schroder and Marcus Smart each scored 14 as Boston won for the third time in four games. “You’ve got to find a way, whatever it takes, and we competed and had good communication. I think we’re all starting to get on the same page.”
Ricky Rubio scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half, Cedi Osman had 26 points and five assists off the bench, and Darius Garland scored 17 for the Cavaliers, who have won six of eight.
Celtics: C Enes Kanter played a season-high eight minutes, scoring five points, after appearing in two of the first 13 games.