Celtics vs. Cavaliers score: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown combine for 61 points as

The Boston Celtics are back in front in their second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The top-seeded Celtics got 33 points from Jayson Tatum and another 28 points from Jaylen Brown in their 106-93 victory in Game 3 on Saturday night. Boston, which now leads 2-1 in the best-of-seven series, began the second half on a 14-0 run and kept a mostly comfortable lead over Cleveland for the remainder of the game.

Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 33 points for the Cavs, who couldn’t come up with a second straight victory after winning Game 2 in Boston by 24 points on Thursday. Mitchell hit seven of his 12 3-point attempts, but the rest of the Cavs were 5 for 24 from beyond the arc. The loss was Cleveland’s first at home in the 2024 playoffs.

The Celtics are heavily favored in this series and are trying to follow a similar script to their first-round takedown of the Miami Heat. The Celtics had a surprising Game 2 loss at home in that series before winning Games 3 and 4 on the road and closing things out in five games.

Jrue Holiday had 18 points for Boston on Saturday, shooting an efficient 7 for 10 from the field and 3 of 4 on 3-pointers.

CBS Sports will have more on this game soon.

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