And in keeping with the Black Friday tradition of getting quality goods on the cheap, the Boston Celtics got maximum value in their 103-86 win over a Cleveland club that's making a strong case for being the league's worst team this season. The victory snapped a four-game losing skid at home for Boston, the longest home drought since the Celtics dropped four in a row Jan. 6-16, 2012. It also extended the misery that this season has become for the Cavaliers (4-12), losers of five straight and eight of their last nine games. "Right now as a team we're trying to find ourselves," said Cavs head coach Mike Brown. "Trying to find an identity of how to play the game." Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson, who had two points and seven rebounds, echoed similar sentiments. "With all the changes, new coach, new system, a few new players, we're still trying to figure it all out," he told CSNNE.com. Meanwhile, the Celtics turned in the kind of performance that provides hope that this whole rebuilding process in Boston won't be like the Big Dig-like struggles the Cavaliers have had since LeBron James took his talents - and apparently any hopes that the Cavs had of being a decent, playoff-caliber team - to South Beach three years ago. Jeff Green was extremely aggressive from the very outset, finishing with a game-high 31 points.
Celtics take care of struggling Cavs, 103-86
NBC Sports Boston | Nov 30