NBA's new-look Cavaliers batter Celtics

Former Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce

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He found complementary players to All-Star and MVP candidate James Harden, who has led the team to a second-place standing this season, just one game behind the league-leading Golden State Warriors. Horford leads in rebounds with 7.8 and in assists with 5.2 per game. Defensively, the Cavaliers are yielding 110.1 points per game. Tatum is one of more polished offensive rookies to come into the National Basketball Association in a long time. The Celtics recently signed Greg Monroe, who was waived by the Phoenix Suns, to add some offensive punch up front.

Sunday's victory gave the Cavs the season series against the Celtics after the two teams split their first two meetings.

The five-time NBA All-Star (including his 2018 call up) is now in the top 10 in the league for points per game, averaging 24.9 (as of February 6).

While the Cleveland Cavaliers blew it all up in a last ditch effort to retool its roster at the trade deadline, other favorites in the Eastern Conference did much less.

Rodney Hood, another new acquisition from the Utah Jazz, came up with 15 points as the Cavaliers improved to 33-22. LeBron James will now be playing alongside former Lakers Larry Nance Jr and Jordan Clarkson, after sending Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to Los Angeles.

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The Cavs led by as many as 29 in the fourth.

LeBron James and his new look Cleveland Cavaliers were in Boston to take on the Celtics Sunday afternoon.

Terry Rozier scored 21 points with nine assists and Kyrie Irving scored 18 against his former teammates before sitting out the final quarter in the loss.

Morey posted a tweet as he was awaiting the jersey retirement that was held during halftime of the Cavaliers-Celtics game.

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