Cavs kick off their new era with a statement win in Boston

BOSTON — Cedi Osman, making just the second start of his career, anticipated the pass, snatched hold of the ball and darted down the Boston Celtics‘ parquet court for an uncontested, two-handed slam.

Only he missed the dunk, and badly. The ball caromed off the back rim and flew across the court, landing out of bounds.

That was about the only thing that went wrong for the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers as they marched into Boston and controlled the Celtics on both sides of the ball, winning 121-99 on Sunday. While Boston welcomed former Celtics into the building for Paul Pierce’s jersey retirement ceremony — Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Doc Rivers and Antoine Walker were notable attendees — it was the Cavs’ fresh four of Rodney Hood, George Hill, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson breathing new life into Cleveland.

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