Larry Sanders

James dominates, Cavs beat Celtics 114-91 in East showdown

LeBron James and the Cavaliers sent a message to the Celtics in their final matchup during the regular season: They won't relinquish the Eastern Conference's top seed that easily.

James had 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Cleveland ran past the Boston 114-91 on Wednesday night to move back into first place in the East.

The teams had identical records entering their final regular-season matchup, but Cleveland (51-27) now has a one-game lead over Boston (50-28) with only four games to play. Cleveland also holds the tiebreaker with the Celtics for the top seed, if needed.

"Just trying to get our team right going down the stretch brings out the best in...

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