THE Cavaliers got off to a strong start and held on for a 111-102 Game Four win to tie the Eastern Conference finals on Monday in Cleveland (Tuesday, Manila time)
LeBron James showed the way as expected as the Cavaliers went on a 34-18 first quarter on the way to making it 2-2 in the best-of-seven series.
James became the NBA all-time leader for postseason field goals made, passing Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who had had 2,356.
The Cleveland star started the game with 2,351, and made his sixth field goal of the match in the second quarter, hitting a jumper to pass Abdul-Jabbar.
James wound up with 44 points on 17 of 28 shooting.
Kyle Korver came off the bench to score 14 points, making 4 of 7 field goal attempts.
Tristan Thompson and George Hill had 13 points each.
All five Boston starters scored in double figures, with Jaylen Brown delivering 25 points on 10 of 23 shooting.
Jayson Tatum scored 17, Terry Rozier added 16 points and 11 assists, Al Horford chipped in with 15 markers and Marcus Morris scored 10.