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Cavaliers Vs. Celtics Score Update: Cleveland Holds Slim 44-43 Halftime Lead

The Boston Celtics have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA in recent weeks, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have a slim 44-43 lead on the Boston Celtics at halftime in Boston. Anderson Verajao has scored 12 points while Kyrie Irving has nine points and four assists.

Ray Allen and Paul Pierce have led the Celtics with a combined 23 points, and as expected in a tight game, the statistics between the two teams are fairly even. Each team is 19 for 38 from the field so far. Ramon Sessions and Omri Casspi each have seven points to help Irving and Verajao.

Cleveland trailed 24-23 after one quarter, but responded with a 21-19 edge int he second period to move in front. It was a short jumper by Verajao with 25 seconds left in the half that put Cleveland in front with 25 seconds left.

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