On Saturday night, the top seedings in the Eastern Conference were set. And Sunday afternoon the No. 2 Celtics played like there was nothing to play for in sustaining a 107-76 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Celtics (60-20), who visit Philadelphia tomorrow, were out of contention after being outscored, 31-9, in the opening quarter. The Celtics shot 3 for 20 and were scoreless from the field for the final 4:32 (they were outscored, 15-1) of the opening quarter.
LeBron James (29 points) led the way for Cleveland (65-15), which improved to 39-1 at home.
The Celtics’ scored a season-low total points, the previous low set in an 86-77 loss at Milwaukee March 15.