Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Paul Pierce scored a season-high 40 points on 13-of-16 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds as the Boston Celtics knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-91, on Wednesday at TD Garden.
Pierce also added five assists and three steals. Rajon Rondo finished with 20 points and eight assists, while Jason Terry contributed 15 points on 6-of-9 from the floor for the Celtics, who have won five straight at home. Kevin Garnett donated 12 points and six boards in the victory.
Kyrie Irving scored a team-high 22 points, while Tyler Zeller added 20 points for the Cavs, who played without Anderson Varejao and Daniel Gibson. Both players suffered injuries in Tuesday's game against Toronto.
Dion Waiters netted 13 points, while Tristan Thompson and Alonzo Gee netted 11 points apiece in Cavs' fifth straight loss.