Darius Garland scored two free throws with nine seconds to go and finished with 22 points for the Cavaliers de Cleveland, who defeated the Celtics de Boston after coming back 19 points behind, 72-53, in the third quarter.
Evan Mobley had 19 points and nine rebounds, and the Spanish player Ricky Rubio Encest 16 for the Cavaliers (9-5).
Rubio He played 33 minutes, scored 4 of 17 shots from the field, including 2 of 8 triples, and 6 of 6 from the personnel line, had five rebounds and delivered six assists.
For the Celtics (6-7), the best scorer was Dennis Schroder, with 28 points.
Schroder had a chance to force overtime for Boston, but missed a jump shot from the right baseline when time expired.
Jayson Tatum encest 21 and Robert Williams III double-double contribution of 12 points and 16 rebounds.
The Spanish player Juancho Hernangmez contributed two points in five minutes of action by making 2 of 2 field goals,
The Celtics had their two-game winning streak snapped and failed to exceed .500 for the first time this season.
The teams will meet again Monday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.