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The retooled James Gang sent a resounding message to not only Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics, but also to the entire Eastern Conference, with their 121-99 dump-trucking of the Celtics on Sunday at TD Garden.
So says columnist Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.
“The Celtics currently own the second-best record in the conference,” he writes. “And this butt kicking took place before Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony, with a few adversaries from (LeBron) James’ past, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo and Doc Rivers, sitting baseline adjacent to the Celtics bench.
This wasn’t just a terrific statement victory for the new-look Cavs. It will go down as one of the most satisfying regular season wins of LeBron’s career.
Isola said the Cavaliers did what was necessary before the trade deadline Thursday.
“The Cavs had to do something, especially with James, who is in the final year of his contract, going through the motions,” he said. ” The Cavs needed a change because they had to change LeBron’s attitude. Cleveland has won its last three games and James has played like the self-proclaimed best player on the planet.”