Cavs Rally To Beat Celts With Stretch Run

Cavs shock Celtics in 1st game without LeBron

By TOM WITHERS
AP Sports Writer
      CLEVELAND (AP) – LeBron's former team has already done something
his new, super team in sunny Miami couldn't: Beat Boston.
      Playing its first game in seven years without LeBron James, the
Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the Celtics 95-87 in their season
opener Wednesday night, a win that at least for one night gave
local fans reason to believe that life will be OK minus the
two-time MVP.
      J.J. Hickson scored 21 points, Daniel Gibson added 16 – all in
the second half – and the Cavaliers made several big, clutch plays
to hold off the Celtics, who defeated James and the Miami Heat on
Tuesday night.
      Rajon Rondo scored 18, Ray Allen 12 and Kevin Garnett had 15
rebounds for Boston, which led by 11 points in the third quarter.
      
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