The Cleveland Cavs Shock Celtics in 1st game Without LeBron

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LeBron’s former team has already done something his new, super team in sunny Miami couldn’t: Beat Boston.

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Playing its first game in seven years without LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the Celtics 95-87 in their season opener Wednesday night, a win that at least for one night gave local fans reason to believe that life will be OK minus the two-time MVP.

J.J. Hickson scored 21 points, Daniel Gibson added 16—all in the second half—and the Cavaliers made several big, clutch plays to hold off the Celtics, who defeated James and the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

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Rajon Rondo scored 18, Ray Allen 12 and Kevin Garnett had 15 rebounds for Boston, which led by 11 points in the third quarter.

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