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Cavaliers look to finish off Celtics

BOSTON -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are one win away from an NBA Final rematch with the Golden State Warriors, said Wednesday coaching against the Boston Celtics without Isaiah Thomas has presented a whole different set of obstacles.

Obstacles different even than the Warriors, who await the winner of the Eastern Conference Final.

"The stuff they're running, it's harder to defend than Golden State's (offense) for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys who are making all the plays, so it's a totally different thing," Lue said. "Like, they hit the post, Golden State runs splits and all that stuff but these guys are running all kinds of (stuff). And Brad (Stevens has) got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat."

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Leaders
Points: Isaiah Thomas28.9
Rebounds: Al Horford6.8
Assists: Isaiah Thomas5.9
FG%: Al Horford47.3%
Steals: Marcus Smart1.58
Blocks: Al Horford1.26
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.4 (15)
Rebounds: 44.5 (24)
Assists: 22.6 (12)
FG%: 45.0% (7)
FT%: 76.9% (9)
3P%: 33.2% (2)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.0 (7)
Rebounds: 42.0 (26)
Assists: 25.2 (3)
FG%: 45.4% (16)
FT%: 80.7% (3)
3P%: 35.9% (14)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Boston 53 29 .646 --
x-Toronto 51 31 .622 2.0
New York 31 51 .378 22.0
Philadelphia 28 54 .341 25.0
Brooklyn 20 62 .244 33.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/1/2016 Terry Rozier Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
11/1/2016 Marcus Smart Exercised Contract Option Team exercised option for 2017
10/24/2016 R.J. Hunter Waived
10/24/2016 Damion Lee Waived
10/24/2016 Jalen Jones Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/1/2017 Isaiah Thomas Sore hip
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