It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game in Boston that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if
One thing is certain: Love was angry after Cleveland beat Boston, 101-93, in a game he left midway through the first quarter Sunday because of a dislocated left shoulder.
Kelly Olynyk had his right arm entangled with Love's left arm — a move Love called "bush league" and intentional — as both went for a loose ball. Love grabbed his left shoulder and ran immediately to the locker room. Boston Coach
James, who led Cleveland with 27 points, said he's "seen a lot of tie-ups in my day, but that one looked different."
Smith was ejected and faces possible suspension to start the second round. He was suspended for a game in the 2013 playoffs while playing for the
"Things got a little chippy," said Cleveland's Kyrie Irving, who had 24 points said. "Game 4 was the most physical game I have ever played in."
The Cavaliers will face the winner of the Chicago-Milwaukee series, which the Bulls lead, 3-1.
at Dallas 121, Houston 109: