The Celtics grabbed a 112-95 win over the Cavaliers on Tuesday, behind a 24-point effort from Paul Pierce at TD Garden.
Bettors who backed the Celtics were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 16.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 197.5.
Boston got 18 points from Ray Allen and another 11 points from Rajon Rondo. Rajon Rondo contributed 10 assists, while Semih Erden cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Cleveland got 15 points from Christian Eyenga in a losing cause and another 14 points from Ramon Sessions. Ramon Sessions contributed 7 assists for the Cavaliers, while J.J. Hickson had 17 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 67-45 at the break.
Cleveland won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 45-43.
Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Trail Blazers. The Cavaliers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Denver.