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Green scores 31 to lead Celtics past Cavs, 103-86

By JIMMY GOLEN

AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — Jeff Green scored 31 points, the most by Boston player this seCelticsWEBason, and the Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-86 on Friday night for their third victory in four games.

Jordan Crawford had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for Boston, which at 7-11 has the most wins in the Atlantic Division. Avery Bradley scored eight of his 21 points in the first quarter, when the Celtics jumped to an 18-2 lead. They maintained a double-digit edge for the rest of the game.

Dion Waiters scored 21 points and Kyrie Irving had 17 for the Cavaliers, who lost their fifth straight game and fell to 1-9 on the road this season. Cleveland scored just 10 points in the first quarter, its worst output for any quarter this season.