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J.B. Bickerstaff ‘proud’ of Cavaliers’ effort despite loss

Cleveland put up a good fight without Donovan Mitchell.



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The Cleveland Cavaliers put up a good fight on Sunday against the Boston Celtics in game four, but they couldn’t get the job done. The Cavaliers were without their best player, Donovan Mitchell, and when news came out that he was going to miss the game, not a lot of people gave Cleveland a chance. Still, they fought hard and gave the Celtics all they could handle. Boston ended up winning the game 109-102, and they are now up 3-1 in the series. It wasn’t the result that the Cavaliers wanted, but they put up a good fight.

Boston got out to a big lead in the second quarter, and it looked like they might run away with game four. The Cavaliers did a good job of keeping composure, however, and they were able to make a comeback. Cleveland ended up taking the lead in the third, but they just didn’t have enough in the tank to pull off the upset. Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff is still proud of how his guys fought.

“They laid it all out there,”J.B. Bickerstaff said after the game, according to an article from ESPN. “They gave us everything that they had. They competed at a high level. They played the game properly. I’m proud of the guys, the way they went out and scrapped and competed and gave ourselves a chance.”

Now, the Celtics are firmly in the drivers seat of this series as they are heading back home with a 3-1 lead. The Cavaliers need to find a way to get a win in game five to stay alive.

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