LeBron Scores 41 as Cavs Hold Off the Celtics at the Garden

James scores 41, Cavaliers edge Celtics 122-121

By HOWARD ULMAN=

AP Sports Writer=

  BOSTON (AP) _ LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 122-121 on Friday night.

    James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to give Cleveland that one-point lead. The Celtics then lost the ball out of bounds, but Kyrie Irving missed a layup and Avery Bradley rebounded for Boston, which called timeout with 7 seconds to go.

    But the Celtics couldn’t get a shot off as Rajon Rondo, who finished with 16 assists, lost control of his dribble near the top of the key just before the final buzzer sounded.

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